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Weekly Human Rights News 11-11-22

This week was Advocacy Awareness Week – a week-long campaign coordinated each year by the National Development Team for Inclusion. This year, we were proud to be supporting them as the theme focused on our Human Rights Act and spotlighted some key rights that advocates can use to get better outcomes for the people they support.

It ran from 7th - 11th November 2022 and each day spotlighted a different right from our Human Rights Act.

Monday 7th November: Right to life (Article 2)
Tuesday 8th November: Right to be free from inhuman or degrading treatment (Article 3)
Wednesday 9th November: Right to liberty (Article 5)
Thursday 10th November Right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence (Article 8)
Friday 11th November: Right to be free from discrimination (Article 14)

We shared stories of each right in action on our social media

Each day, we shared videos depicting real-life stories of our Human Rights Act in action. Each video related to the right highlighted that day with examples of how human rights law helped individuals and advocates achieve better outcomes.

We interviewed advocate-turned-Senior Human Rights Officer, Katrin

Katrin told us how her advocacy work involved the Human Rights Act, what she's learned as Senior Human Rights Officer and what advice she would give to other advocates.

Hear what she had to say in our interview.

Our Head of Policy & Programmes, Carlyn, joined NDTi at their online event

Carlyn explained how advocates play a key role putting power into the hands of ordinary people and making sure people providing public services are aware of their legal responsibilities.

She covered how, by using the language of human rights law, advocates can reinforce rights enshrined in law before issues escalate and rights become breached.

Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

To see more of what we and everyone else celebrating Advocacy Awareness Week got up to this week, head over to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and check the tag #AAW22.

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