Wednesday, September 29, 2010

advocacy/advocate

advocacy: intercesion
advocate: intercesora


This is my favorite for general use, but in some contexts defensora or promotora might be a beter fit. I'm not a huge fan of abogacia because intercesion covers it, but doesn't get people thinking of it as something only done by abogados.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Interesting... We have generally used incidencia with our partners in Colombia.

john pluecker said...

I interpreted for a human rights conference a while back in Mexico. All of the Mexican human rights activists and lawyers were using the term: "hacer incidencia." It seems to be the most widespread term here. I like it. Pero para decir advocates siempre terminé diciendo "personas que hacen incidencia" lo cual no me agrada del todo.