Human rights violations happen only in far away, mostly war-torn countries right?
In Australia, our lucky, war-free country, virtually every person with a disability experiences rights violations at some point in their life. For many, these violations occur not just once, but daily.
I know what it’s like. Born with Down syndrome,
I’m a passionate human rights advocate for people with disability.
I have spent my days helping people with a disability know their rights and speak up for them as a peer pentor for House with No Steps since 2013.
I also serve as a member of Community Disability Alliance Hunter and the Disability Council NSW, an official advisory board to the state government.
Source: Newcastle Herald