Disability Action’s Centre on Human Rights is organising a seminar
Advocacy – a Human Right?
Monday 18 April 2011, 10.00am – 1.00pm
UNISON Northern Ireland
UNISON Centre, Galway House, 165 York Street, Belfast BT15 1AL.
There is a general lack of awareness around the role of an advocate not only among those involved in commissioning and delivering public services but also among people with disabilities and their families.
This seminar aims to increase awareness of the role of an advocate and to consider how an advocate can support people with disabilities to achieve their human rights.
The seminar will consider:
-the role of an advocate;
-the importance of advocacy services for people with disabilities;
-the right to advocacy for people with disabilities; and
-how an advocate can support people with disabilities to achieve their human rights.
Key note speaker:
Dr. Eilionóir Flynn, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway.
Who should attend this event?
This event will be of relevance to people with disabilities; their carers, family and friends; advocates of people with disabilities; representatives of disability and human rights organisations; as well as representatives of health, social care and legal sectors.
To book your place today, please complete and return the attached booking form.
Alternatively, you can register online at: www.disabilityhumanrights.org/events
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Apologies for any cross pointing.
Communications and Campaigns Officer
Disability Action's Centre on Human Rights for People with Disabilities
Portside Business Park
189 Airport Road West
Telephone: 028 9029 7880
Textphone: 028 9029 7882
Fax: 028 9029 7881
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