Can human rights make a difference for local refugee and migrant communities? What do human rights mean in community development practice? How do you design culturally responsive projects? These fact sheets for service providers share lessons learned in the process of facilitating Our Community, Our Rights, a project by Women’s Health West that engages migrant and refugee women in human rights based advocacy training and project work, and promotes participation in Australian society. Our Community, Our Rights has worked with women from South Sudan, Burma and India over three iterations. More information about the project is available here.
We have also developed a series of fact sheets for community using real-life examples of human rights advocacy and participation in action, with the aim of inspiring others to advocate for themselves and on behalf of their communities.