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.
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