Advocacy

As the world’s leading independent child rights organisation, Save the Children advocates and campaigns for change to realise children's rights and to ensure that their voices are heard.  

What is advocacy?

For Save the Children, advocacy is the work we do to influence the policies and actions of governments, international institutions and the private sector, in order to achieve positive changes in children’s lives.

Our advocacy and campaigns build on the insights generated by our programmes around the world. We know that we can only sustain the impact of our programmes, and take that impact to scale, by persuading and challenging governments and other institutions with power and resources to change their own policies and practice. Advocacy encompasses research and policy analysis, lobbying, communications and public campaigning.

In different situations, our advocacy can be focused on securing formal policy changes; driving implementation; or creating an enabling environment for change.

Advocacy Offices

Save the Children’s four advocacy offices fight the causes of child poverty and vulnerability at the global level. Our offices in Addis Ababa, Brussels, Geneva and New York influence international institutions that have a far-reaching impact on children: the African Union, European Union, and the United Nations.

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