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Share your stories: #AAW22

Whether you’re an advocacy organisation, an advocate or a person who has benefitted from advocacy we’d love to hear your story. Share blogs, videos, news stories, pictures and case studies online using the hashtags #AAW22 #HearMyVoice #HumanRightsAdvocacy #AdvocacyinAction #SelfAdvocacyWorks

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To help you share your stories we have provided a set of PowerPoint slide templates that can be saved as images to share your stories online and on social media and a news release template - download them from the Related Downloads

Contribute your story

We will be sharing daily stories online and on our website throughout the week contributed by Advocacy Organisations. These will be around the theme of #AdvocacyinAction. To help illustrate the theme of #AdvocacyinAction we are theming each day around the different principles outlined in the Advocacy Charter.

Daily Themes

Monday: Right to life. Examples can include neglect or abuse in care settings that puts your life at risk or professionals withdrawing or refusing treatment because you have a disability.

Tuesday: Right to be safe from inhuman or degrading treatment. This can include serious harm from a lack of care or support, severe abuse or ill-treatment by others. Public services staff must protect you from serious harm.

Wednesday: Right to liberty. This looks at restriction of movement. Restrictions must be lawful, for a good reason and the least restrictive option.

Thursday: Right to respect for private and family life. Some examples are being involved in decisions about your life, care and treatment, staying in contact with loved ones and maintaining wellbeing.

Friday: Right to be free from discrimination. This can protect you from being treated worse that other people, for example because of your race or having a disability. This right has to link to your other Human Rights.

The following links from The British Institute of Human Rights provide more information about each right:

Right to life

Right to be safe from inhuman or degrading treatment

Right to liberty

Right to respect for private and family life

Right to be treated fairly

Always follow your organisation's policies and procedures for gathering data, obtaining and storing, and destroying information. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Reminders when sharing people's stories

Join the conversation on social media using the following hashtags: #AAW22 #HearMyVoice #HumanRightsAdvocacy #AdvocacyinAction #SelfAdvocacyWorks

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