Advocacy Australia’s main purpose is to provide benevolent relief to individuals, children and families in need of direct relief of suffering, distress, misfortune and helplessness in the four areas of social justice – access, equity, rights and participation. We advocate on their behalf to advance public welfare and foster social justice in support of those who have suffered human rights abuse including victims of serious crimes and victims of international child abduction and their families. While our main purpose is to provide benevolent relief to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, children and families; under the banner of human rights, to relieve human suffering, Advocacy Australia also acts to prevent harm and promote the right of Australians to achieve the highest attainable physical, emotional and mental health.
Advocacy Australia acknowledges the value of every person as being equal irrespective of their age, gender, sexual or gender identity, race, religion, economic or social status. We provide direct relief and support for individuals, children families and marginalised groups to relieve suffering, distress, misfortune, helplessness and sickness. Under the Australian Human Rights Parliamentary Scrutiny Act 2011, every Australian has the right to fundamental freedoms, justice and peace and to be treated fairly with dignity, equality and mutual respect. We have the right to choose how we live our lives and the right to the highest attainable standards of physical, emotional and mental health. Founded to deliver benefits to society by advancing human rights for individuals and groups nationally, Advocacy Australia provides a voice for those whose human rights have been threatened or abused. We strive for the promotion, observance and advancement of human rights in the areas of social justice, health, welfare and wellbeing by advocating to address human rights issues that affect individuals, children and families.Read More