What is advocacy?

Advocacy is...

"Action by local, national and global actors to remove barriers to health for all."

People advocate every day when they speak up for things they believe in. You can advocate for yourself or on behalf of others.

Advocacy. Campaigning. Lobbying. Activism. What is the difference? 

Essentially the difference is minimal. Whatever word you use, they all have a common aim:

'To create a network of people in order to influence the thoughts and actions of those around you, or those that can make the change you desire.'


types of advocacy

Advocacy can be reactive or proactive.

Reactive Advocacy is when the problem or issue is already there and advocacy is needed to reduce the problem.

Proactive Advocacy is using advocacy to create a positive environment or prevent a problem before it actually happens.

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