Advocacy seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to: have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. defend and safeguard their rights, and have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.At Step Ahead, we advocate for all the families we serve and more importantly, help them find their voice to advocate for themselves.
Step Ahead is also committed to legislative advocacy. We know that good laws and just policies will ensure our vision to see all children grow up in safe and nurturing families across Thailand. We do this through engaging and educating Thai government to influence the introduction, enactment, or modification of legislation. We have built strong relationships with key policymakers and been invited to serve on government committees drafting legislation. We are honored to say we were instrumental in seeing the end of children in detention and serve on the committee drafting foster care legislation.
We have a diverse and engaged partnership base through actively participating in coalitions to amplify our impact. Through these coalitions, we collect data and research, which is critical for the government to understand the magnitude of the orphan crisis in Thailand. Our coalitions also deliver training to key stakeholders, which leads to change in mindsets, better services, and improved legislation.