Adapting a priority list for advocacy according to local circumstances means selecting the right topic at the right time. Factors for the success of advocacy are:

  • Motivation of those affected
  • Timing advocacy for when change is possible, e.g. funding cycles, new policies, strategic or action plans being developed, restructuring in the health system
  • Potential support from policy and decision makers: e.g. newly appointed ministers, senior bureaucrats, senior staff, politicians
  • Public attention (e.g. GLBTIQ* events, legislative changes, elections).