Since informing the populace of a public concern is often regarded as the first step to changing how the institutions handle it, raising awareness is often the first activity any advocacy group engages in.
Critics of raising awareness argued that it often leads the notion that one can "make a difference" without actually doing anything substantial (such as lead a fundraiser, volunteer one's time, etc.) See slacktivism. In addition, "raising awareness" can be seen as a white, elitism movement, with people involved in it has little or no connection and knowledge towards the problem. ]].
Secretary-General, Addressing Small Island Developing States, Highlights Raising Awareness of Environmental Challenges
Sep 25, 2013; NEW YORK -- The following information was released by the United Nations: Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's...
Pediatric Stroke Awareness Champions and Aphasia Support Group among Honorees at Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence RAISE Awards
Nov 10, 2012; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pediatrics Week -- Elijah Rutherford, 9, suffered a stroke before birth. By age six,...