Disability Action’s Centre on Human Rights is organising a seminar


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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.


>>Read Dr. Eilionóir Flynn’s biography


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


>>Read more about this event


If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Apologies for any cross pointing.


Sinead Owens

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

Email: sineadowens@disabilityaction.org

Website: www.disabilityhumanrights.org


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