Advocacy is a term that refers to the action of speaking out for or defending a position or viewpoint, a right or series of rights, or a need for resolution. Advocacy is not only about having a voice or opinion heard; it also hopes to influence an event or resolution on the side for which it is advocating. The advocate may work on behalf of an individual, a group of people, or a community. Advocacy is considered today one of the key actions in the practice of conflict resolution. There are many ways in which conflict between two or several parties can be resolved, depending upon whether the action engaged falls within the model for advocacy, mediation, conciliation, or conflict negotiation. As such, advocacy has ...

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