Human rights advocacy – more than just housing!
Stable and secure housing is fundamental to the realisation of so many human rights including health, education, religious and cultural expression, and equal treatment.
People living in social housing or who experience or are at risk of homelessness often have multiple and compounding human rights vulnerabilities that can be addressed through different advocacy lenses. For example, an elderly woman living with a psychosocial impairment in social housing may experience many restrictions of her human rights. What types of advocacy can be used to protect and promote them?
In this webinar, we will examine intersectionality as an approach to human rights advocacy. The session will bring together different sectors and perspectives to examine how the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) can be used as an advocacy tool to address multiple vulnerabilities. Speakers from the disability and mental health sectors will describe how they approach advocacy for and with their clients, and what strategies they find to be particularly effective.
The aim of the webinar is to learn about different advocacy approaches and how you might be able to build your human rights advocacy toolkit with insights from other sectors.
Time: 11:00am to 12:00noon
Date: Wednesday, 15 September
Location: Online via Zoom