Self advocacy

Self-advocacy is having knowledge about your rights where you are able to speak up for yourself and help other mob with disability.

KNOW YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights are important knowledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability to know and use in everyday life.

THESE ARE YOUR RIGHTS

THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (UNCRPD)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) is a type of treaty or agreement between countries that requires governments around the world, including the Australian government, to work to ensure the rights of people with disability are recognised, respected, protected and fulfilled.

The United Nations has written a list of articles for people with disability. These are your rights.

THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (UNDRIP)

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples was created by the Indigenous peoples from around the world and the United Nations from existing Human Rights law to guide ethical and respectful engagement with our mob.

It is about recognising and valuing traditional cultural practices and contributions of First Nations peoples across all areas of life.Australia supports the Declaration but it is not law in Australia.

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 (DDA)

The Disability Discrimination Act is law in Australia to protect people with disability from discrimination.

Disability Discrimination happens when people with disability are not treated as good as people without disability.

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975
(RDA)

The Racial Discrimination Act is law in Australia to protect people from racial discrimination in many areas of life.

It is against the law to discriminate against people because of their culture of the colour of their skin.

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