In 2017, the Policy and Advocacy Unit was formed within the International Department at We Effect. This team coordinates policy development and global advocacy efforts within We Effect’s working areas. This Unit coordinates a global working team.

We Effect has defined three topics where the organisation will develop its own advocacy positions and activities. The topics are gender equality, the right to land and cooperative development. We Effect supports rooted advocacy. This means that We Effect supports partner organisations to develop their own advocacy capacity and that We Effect will plan and design its own advocacy actions to support the voice of partner organisations.