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Policy Advocacy

Advocacy encompasses a wide range of activities that influence decision makers. Advocacy includes traditional activities such as litigation, lobbying, and public education. It can also include capacity building, relationship building, forming networks, and leadership development. Lobbying refers to activities that are intended to influence a specific piece of legislation. Policy advocacy is the process of negotiating and mediating a dialogue through which influential networks, opinion leaders, and ultimately, decisionmakers take ownership of your ideas, evidence, and proposals, and subsequently act upon them.

More information about Public Policy can be found here.

An excellent Guide can be read here.

We have also included several toolkits and documents with further information.