A Human Rights Approach to Making Positive Changes to Policy

Press Release – Auckland Disability Law

The Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children and DVD, the Domestic Violence and Disability Working Group, invite you to an exciting, innovative and thought provoking workshop. Moving Towards Change: A Human Rights Approach to Making Positive Changes …The Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children and DVD, the Domestic Violence and Disability Working Group, invite you to an exciting, innovative and thought provoking workshop.

Moving Towards Change: A Human Rights Approach to Making Positive Changes to Policy and Practice

This introductory workshop will help participants to understand New Zealand and international Human Rights frameworks and how Human Rights legislation can be used to improve practice and policy related to domestic and sexual violence. The topics we will cover are:

  • An introduction to New Zealand and international human rights frameworks and the duty to protect.
  • New Zealand human rights legislation and international covenants that New Zealand is signatory to, with a particular focus on violence against women, the rights of children and the rights of persons with disabilities.
  • How to use national and international human rights instruments to make complaints and encourage the development of more enabling public policy.
  • Practical focus – what next?

Presenter: Kris Gledhill is a lecturer at Auckland University Law School. His research and teaching interests include comparative international human rights law, mental health and prison law.

Who is this training for?

All staff from domestic and sexual violence agencies, disability support staff, health professionals, community workers, social workers, therapists, health and social service agency staff, police, lawyers, other people who may interact with people who are victims of sexual and/or domestic violence.

Cost: $40 per person

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2012

Time: 9.30 – 330pm. Lunch will be provided.

Venue: CCS Disability Action, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak (This venue is fully accessible.)

Parking: There is plenty of accessible parking in the grounds. Other participants are asked to park in the adjacent streets where there is always plenty of parking and a walk in the fresh air.

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Registration: Jacqui Carlson phone 09 625 3310 Jacqui.Carlson@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

For more information: Debbie Hager Email debbie.neil@clear.net.nz

www.aucklanddisabilitylaw.org.nz

ENDS

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