Step three: Get the facts

You need to be sure about your facts before you undertake your advocacy. What is the scale of the problem? What is its impact? What evidence do you have of the problem? For example, if you wanted to advocate to make your clinic child-friendly, as you learned in Module 3, you could undertake consultations with children, and possibly their parents, to find out how they experience the clinic. If you find consistent evidence that children are frightened of nurses, or that they do not feel safe in the clinic, you can use this evidence to begin to advocate for changes.

Step two: Decide what you want to achieve

Step four: Design your message