Advocacy

Advocacy is a political process by an individual or group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy may be motivated from moral, ethical or faith principles or simply a desire to protect an asset of interest. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or polls or the filing of an amicus brief. Lobbying (often by lobby groups) is a form of advocacy where a direct approach is made to legislators on an issue which plays a significant role in modern politics. Research is beginning to explore how advocacy groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.

Read more about AdvocacyForms of Advocacy, Transnational Advocacy, Advocacy and The Internet

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Lauren Luke - Advocacy
... In July 2012, Luke teamed with Refuge, an UK-based advocacy group, to produce a video as part of their 'Don't Cover It Up' campaign to encourage women who have been ...
Advocacy and The Internet
... For more than ten years, groups involved in advocacy work have been using the Internet to accomplish organizational goals ... been argued that the Internet helps to increase the speed, reach and effectiveness of advocacy-related communication as well as mobilization efforts, and as a result has had a positive impact on the ...
Susan Filan - Education
... Anthropology, 1981 Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Ten Day Regional Program Graduate of National Advocacy Center Trial Advocacy Program Graduate of Top Gun ...
Living Streets Aotearoa
... It is the national walking advocacy group with a vision to have "more people choosing to walk more often." Living Streets Aotearoa works closely with Cycling Advocates' Network ... Their joint advocacy was pivotal in creating the New Zealand Walking and Cycling Strategy in 2005 and its subsequent (although at present only partial ... There are now more than a dozen local advocacy groups ...
Martinborough Branch - History - Advocacy
... Interest in the idea revived around 1905 ... The Premier, Joseph Ward, was the guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by the Featherston County Council on 18 December 1907 ...