Human rights are important knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities, their families, and communities, need to know and use in everyday life.
First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) have developed a culturally safe ‘Know your Human Rights’ training workshop to empower community to understand how to use this knowledge and be confident to speak up for their right.
Workshops are a safe space where people can learn, yarn and share stories.
The Know Your Human Rights project was created in honour of Uncle Lester Bostock OAM in continuing his vision of a just and inclusive society for First Peoples with disability.
FPDN follows a human rights framework established by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples (UNDRIP) which guides their work.
As part of ‘Know your Human Rights’ training is a set of beautiful artworks depicting each United Nations listed rights for people with disabilities called articles.
To view these or to read more about the FPDN Know Your Human Rights project visit https://fpdn.org.au/know-your-human-rights/
Images: Artwork of Article 5 of the UN Convention, and Uncle Lester Bostock, FPDN Founding Member, who had lived experience of living with a disability.