Human Rights Network: Upholding the Rights of Older People

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The Human Rights Network is a community services sector network for those deepening their capacity to understand human rights and apply this to their work. 

It provides an opportunity to share experiences, information and resources on human rights and social justice matters within the community services sector, as well as identifying common issues across the sector to inform advocacy and submissions. Meetings offer guest speakers and discussion on a range of topics, while access to peers and subject matter experts provides a community of knowledge and experience to draw on for everyday support.

In discussing how we can use the Human Rights Act in delivering our services, we will increase the human rights literacy and capability of our sector to help build a more rights-respecting culture.

Involvement is open to anyone working in community services non-government organisations in Queensland.

May focus: Upholding the Human Rights of Older People

The Human Rights Act serves as a powerful mechanism to assist older people to uphold their rights. Frontline organisations are often the first to recognise when a person’s rights have been limited. Community sector professionals play a pivotal role in ensuring service delivery is aligned with the Human Rights Act.

Join us on Wednesday, 22 May from 9:30am to 11:00am to get valuable insight into how the Human Rights Act can be used to uphold the rights of older people.

Guest panellists include:

  • Tilé Imo, Associate Director - Health Justice Partnerships, Caxton Legal Centre
  • Jason Abraham, Lawyer, ADA Law 
  • Samantha Shipman, Manager Investigations Team, Office of the Public Guardian
  • Deanne Lawrie, Regional and Remote Community Engagement Officer, Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, UnitingCare

This forum will provide a safe space for thought provoking conversations on how we can respond to, and improve the human rights of older people. 

We encourage active participation in meetings and invite questions from network members. This approach enhances the opportunity for all attendees to engage in deeper exploration of the topic.

Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

22 May 2024 - 9:30 am through 11:00 am