Fair and inclusive Qld

The Commission has a responsibility under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 to promote the understanding and acceptance of human rights in Queensland, and works towards achieving a fair and inclusive Queensland.

The Commission focuses on community engagement to create opportunities in local communities for relationship building and collaborative efforts to advance human rights issues.

This work is inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt, who is recognised as one of the driving forces for the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights .

20th Anniversary Poster - Eleanor Roosevelt

She said:

'Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?

In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works.

Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.

Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.

Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.