Informal Advocacy



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