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Human rights defender training in South Africa helps empower LGBTI refugees

By Hailey Flynn, Takahisa Juba and Urooj Rahman

When we began our human rights defender training in South Africa by asking participants to give examples of discrimination they faced as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees, we didn’t expect many people to share. 1,114 more words

Human Rights Trainings

#SOSEurope: Refugee Rights

The University of York’s branch of Amnesty International is holding its first event of term on February 10th, #SOSEurope: Refugee Rights. The event will have some excellent guest speakers; Weaam Youssef, an MA in Applied Human Rights, who has worked as a migration policy coordinator in the Arab League, and Paul Wordsworth, the co-ordinator of York City of Sanctuary which provides support and guidance for refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers who seek sanctuary and security in the city.  181 more words

Events

On refugee rights in Thailand and the dangers of forced or coerced returns to Burma

By Zach Hudson

In my current work at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, I am focusing on issues of forced displacement—in particular, refugees forcibly displaced in response to conflict. 709 more words

Burma

Refugee Rights Action Network's Victoria Martin on their recent blockade to prevent a baby and her family being removed to Nauru

From a RRAN press release…

“The six-month old baby girl is one of 25 babies, born to asylum seeker mothers in Australia, now at risk of removal to Nauru following the Asylum Caseload Legacy Bill becoming law. 224 more words

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Independent filmmaker Aaron Fernandes on the conditions at the Manus Island refugee detention centre

Aaron Fernades traveled to the remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea earlier this year to investigate Australia’s controversial detention policy and the lives it continues to affect. 59 more words

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Because the Sun has Gone - North Albion Collegiate Institute and Why this is a Canadian Issue

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars”.
-Rabindranath Tagore

Given the proximity of my work to North Albion Collegiate Institute it should come as no surprise that the recent death of Hamid Aminzada was no mere tragic news item to me, but a rupture in my heart. 278 more words

Help advocate for refugee families, no matter where you're from

I’ve been getting asked how people outside of the Valley can help the refugee crisis. Besides making monetary donations, there are a number of other ways you can help where you’re from. 470 more words