Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand speaks out for justice and mercy to influence attitudes and create change at national, regional, and global levels.
Advocacy speaks and acts on behalf of others. It provides a voice for people whose voice is not easily heard.
Advocacy uses a range of tools and activities. Caritas' advocacy is well-grounded in thorough research. We make submissions to Parliament, organise meetings, pray, campaign, and write letters to politicians, media and other organisations.
Caritas advocates on issues close to home such as work and employment, the wellbeing of the poor, fair treatment of refugees and migrant workers; as well as global concerns like the quality and quantity of overseas aid and the impact of climate change on the world's poor. Some of our work has national and international dimensions - for example, the rights of indigenous people and environmental stewardship.