Everyday people, everyday rights

Following the success of the Everyday People, Everyday Rights pilot project in the City of Hume in 2009 (funded by the Legal Services Board) and the City of Yarra in 2010 (funded by the Neighbourhood Justice Centre), the Commission has developed an Everyday People, Everyday Rights toolkit.

The toolkit aims to equip local councils to engage with their communities on human rights through Everyday People, Everyday Rights-type projects. The kit provides tools and information on:

  • identifying human rights issues and concerns
  • conducting human rights education and engagement sessions
  • conducting human rights communication campaigns.

The Commission partnered with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre to bring this innovative human rights project to the City of Yarra. A Community Network Reference Group was also established and the Human Rights Facilitator program continued through 2011.

The Everyday People, Everyday Rights pilot website contains homegrown stories from residents and workers of the City of Yarra and their experiences of discrimination. It also outlines practical ways of dealing with challenges and provides some more background for the project.