Hu­man rights events cel­e­brated

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - JAMES KITTO

HU­MAN rights will be the focus at Wil­low Court this week when two his­toric dec­la­ra­tions are com­mem­o­rated.

Sun­day will mark the 43rd an­niver­sary of the Dec­la­ra­tion of the Rights of the Dis­abled Per­son.

On Mon­day the 70th anni- ver­sary of the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Hu­man Rights will be hon­oured.

Both dates will be marked at New Norfolk’s Wil­low Court to­mor­row, with the Tas­ma­nia’s Gover­nor Kate Warner launch­ing the event.

The com­mem­o­ra­tion has been or­gan­ised by coun­cil group Friends of Wil­low Court as part of this year’s Hu­man Rights Week.

“The event seeks to ac­knowl­edge the sig­nif­i­cance of the two dec­la­ra­tions as be­ing the cat­a­lyst for change in the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity and men­tal illness,” FOW sec­re­tary Anne Salt said.

An art ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play by Mo­saic Sup­port Ser­vices and a video on the prin­ci­ples of nor­mal­i­sa­tion will be shown by the Valu­ing Lives group.

Per­sonal stories about con­victs from Wil­low Court and the Cas­cade Fe­male Fac­tory will also be shown.

The Hu­man Rights Week event be­gins at 10am to­mor­row.

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