Advocacy is a set of targeted actions directed at changing policies, positions or programmes. Advocacy Networks are groups of organizations and individuals working together to achieve changes in policy, law, or programmes for a particular issue.
Through advocacy, networks can engage in high-level dialogue with policymakers and other influential leaders on broad policy issues. Advocacy can include work that focuses on one specific issue; campaigns that span a specific period of time; ongoing work that addresses a broad range of issues; and can be conducted on national, regional or local levels.
For instance, the policy advocacy work of the MenEngage Africa Network targets decision- makers on the issue of progressive and proactive engagement of men and boys in the areas of health, HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, parenting and human rights. Networks are powerful tools to allow organizations and individuals to share ownership of common goals, which is why the structure of the MenEngage Africa Network is effective.
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