What is Advocacy to you?

As part of this year’s Advocacy Awareness Week, we would really like to know more about what you think about advocacy. We hear all the time that lots of people don’t know enough about advocacy and so this year we want to help explain what advocacy is to as many people as possible. You can tell us in this short form. Your answers will be completely anonymous. We will share some of the thoughts and ideas, and stories throughout Advocacy Awareness Week in videos, graphics and in advocacy resources, highlighting how advocacy supports people and why advocacy is important to people. What is Advocacy?

This year is our 6th annual Advocacy Awareness Week (#AAW23) and it will take place from 6 – 10 November 2023. This year’s theme is going back to basics and exploring All About Advocacy – what Advocacy is, what Advocacy isn’t, what Advocates do, why advocacy is important and how Advocacy can help people. 

We are really looking forward to sharing some fantastic content with you during the week. This year we have even more freely accessible resources – all available to download hereincluding logos, a PowerPoint template that you can adapt for your campaign messages throughout the week, Easy Read information about how to take part, Easy Read information about Advocacy Awareness Week and loads of Social media graphics! Download the logos and resources from the Related Downloads to help share your stories and raise awareness about what advocacy is doing in your communities and organisation. We will add more to these resources as we get nearer to Advocacy Awareness Week.

Use #AAW23 and #WhatIsAdvocacy for all your Advocacy Awareness Week posts

Prepare a blog, vlog, podcast for Advocacy Awareness Week
We want to share your information and stories during Advocacy Awareness Week about what advocacy means to people – if you or your organisation want to write a blog, article, record a video or a podcast for us to share, please contact advocacy@ndti.org.uk with details of what you want to submit.

Search #AAW22 on Twitter to see the fantastic stories, artwork, blogs, videos and case studies that were created last year for further inspiration.