THE Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC) and Shout Out Shepparton Self Advocacy Group hosted an event at the Victoria Park Lake last week, to raise awareness about the rights of people with disabilities and to promote the need for people with a disability to feel empowered to stand up for their rights when needed, to have a voice and be heard.
In partnership with Activities in the Park and The Enchanted Rainbow, the Walk for Your Rights, Your Voice saw around 60 people take part, including carers, persons with a disability and their friends.
RIAC self-advocacy peer adviser, Athena Papadatos said, “This event was a huge success, there were many smiles and heaps of positive feedback from those who participated.
“This event was also about including people with a disability into the community and making us feel a part of it.
“After the walk around the lake, attendees enjoyed a barbeque lunch and fun and activities at the All Abilities Playground.”