What is Systemic Advocacy?
Systemic Advocacy aims to influence and reform legislation, government policy, service practice and community attitudes using universal human rights to remove the barriers and discriminatory practices that impact the rights of people experiencing hardship or who are vulnerable to disadvantage.
Our systemic advocacy work
The systemic advocacy work we do seeks to:
- introduce and influence long-term changes to systems that support and respond to the needs of the community, including the legislative, policy and practice environments that they operate in
- ensure that the rights and interests of people experiencing hardship or who are vulnerable to disadvantage are upheld
Creating a better future for the Wide Bay region
Through our advocacy work with individuals, we become aware of additional barriers which restrict people’s access to important information and services and limit their ability to fully participate and be included in family and community life.
Wide Bay Advocacy takes up these key systemic issues in wider forums with governments, service providers and communities to influence positive and sustainable changes in attitudes, policies, practices and resources.
How we help disadvantaged people
We provide submissions and responses to Local, State and National government legislation, policies and practices to highlight the needs and concerns of people experiencing hardship or who are vulnerable to disadvantage in the Wide Bay region.