Human Rights Advocacy: A Capacity Building Program for Australian Indigenous Advocates (Australia, 5-9 February, 2007)

Human Rights Advocacy: A Capacity Building Program for Australian Indigenous Advocates (Australia, 5-9 February, 2007)

 

The program would focus on the relevance and application of international human rights standards and the human rights based approach to development for Indigenous advocates in Australia. It was further agreed that there would be a particular emphasis on the human right to health given the focus by Indigenous community health organisations, Oxfam Australia, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, Australian Medical Association on health disparities between Indigenous Australians and the wider community.

Clear objectives were agreed for the project and this report seeks to assess the extent to which they were achieved. It draws heavily on completed participant evaluations filled in anonymously during and at the conclusion of the program. In the final section of the report, there are some reflections on lessons learned and some recommendations, which are drawn from discussions among staff and volunteers involved in the program.

 

 

The Project Report is here.