Advocacy means taking action to create change or “speaking truth to power”. When you advocate or argue for a cause, you take steps to speak in favor of, recommend, support or defend, or plead on behalf of others. In simple terms, you adopt an issue or a problem and tackle it by pushing for a solution against the pressures of the world.

Advocacy can include many different types of activities, such as:

Advocacy is limitless — it can be used to create change anywhere in the world, and that too on any issue of social inequality. Advocacy is important because it:

Understanding Advocacy and Action
How to Turn Advocacy Into Action | Heidi Harmon | TEDxSanLuisObispo
Advocacy in the 21st Century | Abbey Perl | TEDxYouth@UrsulineAcademy