Informal Advocacy

 

 

A BRIEF DEFINITION

By informal advocacy is meant an activity that is built on a community-based relationship and that is defined by the two people involved.

The expression was introduced to distinguish this type of advocacy from both statutory and other types of short-term intervention advocacy.

 

‘Relationship’:

 

In citizen advocacy that relationship would have been matched and developed by a Co-ordinator as a result of the partner being particularly isolated and at risk of discrimination and/or abuse.

 

 A community could be either a locality or a community of shared interest, culture etc