Join us to discuss using the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) in advocacy.
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 experts provides a community of knowledge and experience to draw on for everyday support.
Involvement is open to anyone working in community services non-government organisations in Queensland.
March focus: Using the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) in advocacy.
Legal and non-legal community sector professionals have a pivotal role to play in assisting the community to engage their rights under the Human Rights Act. Frontline organisations will often be the first to recognise when a person’s rights have been limited, and the Human Rights Act is a powerful mechanism for advocacy in any setting.
The Human Rights Act can also be engaged to underscore broader advocacy activities in the community sector, informing important law reform and policy consultation processes; ensuring rights-respecting progress on systemic issues; and shaping community sector campaigns.
In using the Human Rights act in advocacy, we will increase the human rights literacy and capability of the sector more broadly, contributing to a more rights-respecting culture.
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams