Speak Out Association wins Tasmanian Human Rights Organisation Award

WINNERS: Speak Out self advocates celebrate after winning the Tasmanian Human Rights Organisation  Award at Parliament House in Hobart. Picture: Supplied

WINNERS: Speak Out self advocates celebrate after winning the Tasmanian Human Rights Organisation Award at Parliament House in Hobart. Picture: Supplied

Speak Out Association of Tasmania has won the Tasmanian Human Rights Organisation Award in a ceremony at Parliament House in Hobart.

The announcement coincided with the launch of Human Rights Week – December 3 to December 10 -  and celebrated Speak Out’s history of promoting and protecting the human rights of people with disability.

The latest Speak Out initiative, ‘The Mainstream and Me’, is a collaboration between parents with intellectual disability and mainstream services to challenge commonly-held assumptions and help to create inclusive communities.

Association chief executive officer Jennifer Dixon said the award highlighted the vital role advocacy played in protecting the human rights of people with disability who were too frequently among the most vulnerable citizens.