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Advocacy

The act of Pleading or arguing a case or a position; forceful persuasion.

advocacy

noun active espousal, advancement, addice, aid, approbation, approval, assistance, auspices, championship, constructive criticism, countenance, encouragement, endorsement, forceful persuasion, furtherance, guidance, help, intercession, interest, plea, praise, promotion, recommendation, sanction, seconding, sponsorship, subscription, suggestion, support, vindication, vouching, warranting
See also: advice, aid, assistance, behalf, direction, favor, guidance, help, persuasion, recommendation, representation, sanction

advocacy

speaking for others. Previously restricted to aspects of the legal profession, various agencies now provide various advocacy services to assist individuals in other contexts.
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Policy advocacy is advocacy that is directed at changing policies or regulations that affect practice or group well-being.
On the contrary, Sloot and Gaanderse (2010) sees lobbying as a specialized form of advocacy.
Age Cymru called for advocacy duties to be included in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill and then for advocacy services to be provided free at the point of use, when the threat of charging emerged.
On Tuesday, the National Assembly voted in favour of amendments to add duties to provide access to advocacy services to the Bill, and remove potential powers to charge for these services.
A big part of APHA's advocacy activties is working with Association members to help them speak out on behalf of public health.
One of the most hidden yet effective pieces of work that guarantees the rights of vulnerable people and ensures their ability to make their own choices is in the area of advocacy.
GOOD advocacy can have a profound effect on the lives of children and young people and we must be certain we are doing all we can to make advocacy services in Wales as accessible and effective as possible.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) recently released its 2010 Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), which highlights Advocacy's efforts to compel federal agencies to comply with the RFA and Executive Order 13272, which strengthens the RFA.
Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People Jane Boylan and Jane Dalrymple Open University Press 2009 178 pages 21.
The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc.
Advocacy is about influencing those who make decisions and is geared towards change: change in personal behaviour and attitude, change in the political and public debate, institutional change and legal change.
One of the IABC executive board's initiatives for 2007 is to explore the role of advocacy in the profession and in the association.

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