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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Through the Blue Campaign, DHS raises consciousness of human trafficking across the United States, leveraging partnerships to educate the public to recognize human trafficking and report suspected instances.
com/foundation) promotes giving back to the communities touched by the tours and raises consciousness about the many benefits of bicycles as a means of sustainable transportation.
Most important, it raises consciousness, which leads to true empowerment.
Liz Gibson, wife of Norwich North Labour MP Dr Ian Gibson, who suffered a clot in her leg and a pulmonary embolism after a 12-hour flight from the US last May, said: 'I am not taking legal action myself, but I think anything that raises consciousness and encourages the airlines to give more information is welcome.
Gay pride event raises consciousness, draws papal rebuke