One of the most famous advocates in fiction is Portia. She is the young heroine of William Shakespeare's masterpiece- The Merchant of Venice. Portia pleads for the life of her friend in an exceptional pungent parlance that encapsulates the essence and rubrics of an effective advocacy. Portia's speech, indeed, displays the attribute of a successful advocate.
She is not only intelligent; she is also articulate. She demonstrates that she can see things from many angles and that she can truly and sincerely empathize with people. Above all, she is not only able to understand a contradictory stance but also, when necessary, able to argue forcefully, convincingly, and clearly for a particular outcome.
Today’s advocates cannot be found only at the corridors of our parliaments or in our law courts. These days, advocacy is now an essential attribute of Millennial day-to-day lives.
An advocate is defined as someone who pleads for or in behalf of another. As such, advocacy helps to ensure a sustainable and significant improvement of human rights, health, people who are suffering from hunger, sickness, and well-being of people -often the most vulnerable, who have no voice. As Millennial, we should see advocacy as one of our key and pivotal role to be a strong advocate for targeted policies and effective change outcomes, most important, those that concerns us Millennial.
Millennial advocates give a voice to those who are unable to speak on their behalf and we actively, not passively, seek to make our voices heard. I am continually amazed at our willingness to give our lives, and make huge sacrifices, for what we believe is a noble cause – to create a positive change in the world. By taken on the mantle of the advocate, we, the Millennial (NoiseMAKERS) should be committed to help articulate hopes for communities and help shape visions. A vision is a clear and powerful concept of a better world.