2.8 Strategies for advocacy

Step one: Identify the problem

What is the problem you feel children are experiencing – early marriage, violence in the home, discrimination against girls or children with disabilities, failure to ensure birth registration, failure to design child-friendly health services? For effective advocacy you must know what it is the children themselves are saying – listen and take their views seriously.

2.7 Advocacy with children

Step two: Decide what you want to achieve