raise (one's) consciousness

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raise (one's) consciousness

To increase one's awareness or understanding of one's own needs or the needs of others. Traveling abroad really raised my consciousness about the plight of the poor around the world.
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This clinical case wants to raise consciousness to the importance of thermal treatment in depression cases.
Evidence of the low complaint rate suggests that the main advantage of a [federal] prohibition would be to raise consciousness and deter employers from making irrelevant characteristics the basis of decisions.
We want to raise consciousness on women rights issues as well as hear their struggles and advocate for them.
World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to get directly involved in protecting our future, through a new mindset and personal and community action and involvement - beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and other planned activities help to raise consciousness of how our lives depend on the oceans.
In order to support a project to clean up lead-contaminated ground in New Orleans, Chin invited people to design their own dollar bills that ultimately are to be transported to and then exchanged for real dollars by the US Congress--a gesture that in itself is a striking representation of how art can raise consciousness and spread like a virus in unwonted contexts.
I strongly believe the personal is political and we have a duty to raise consciousness regarding issues of social justice at every opportunity.
The main thing that I'm trying to raise consciousness for, is that the people that are destroying everything, and the powers that be, like the presidents and the prime ministers, really need to step forward and really protect the water just like endangered animal species.
One priority in achieving that is to raise consciousness of GMDC's value proposition, in essence leveraging technology to expand its connectivity focus from the few weeks surrounding its two annual conferences to 365 days.
ADANA, Apr 18, 2011 (TUR) -- Efforts are under way in Turkey to raise consciousness about heat insulation in buildings as the country's energy requirement is expected to increase by 160 percent by 2020.
The exhibition attempts to raise consciousness about the world wide crisis of this precious resource that affects billions of people around the globe.
The group intends to promote the work of volunteer and contributing artists, as well as raise consciousness about victims worldwide through artistic expression.
Richard Bedrosian, who served as master of ceremonies and whose family was affected by the genocide, said services such as yesterday's raise consciousness about the event.
The state should use the growing religiosity of the population of Kyrgyzstan to fight against corruption and to raise consciousness in respect to payment of taxes, alcoholism and drug abuse.
These Notre Dame Catholics should "walk the walk" in support of sexual-abuse victims and send signatures of protest to raise consciousness and indignation that the hierarchy looked the other way.
SCORPIO: One of the ways to raise consciousness is to live in the here and now instead of allowing oneself to be drawn back into the past or worry about the future.