Voices for Refugees
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Who We Are
Voices for Refugees is a focus group service at UWCSEA East. Our group works to advocate for refugee rights within our community, as well as the rights of other marginalized groups across the globe. To learn more about our group and the work we do, click on the button below!
Read our Blog and Reflections here
We believe in equal rights for all. In Voices, we work to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers, as well as other marginalised groups, aren’t denied basic freedoms and human rights. In addition, we seek to dispel myths around refugees and asylum seekers, to ensure that they are fairly represented and receive the same opportunities as anyone else. Finally, we hope to give refugees and migrants a voice and a platform to speak, rather than speaking for them.
In Voices, we seek to hold governments accountable for their treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. We contact governments and send letters from students to governments and institutions across the globe, calling for change and reforms in policy, to ensure justice, freedom and safety for migrants and refugee communities. Finally, we seek to work with our school and other UWC communities to foster safe, welcoming environments for migrants.
Finally, we believe in the importance of partnership and community to achieve our goals. We aim to continue working with other services within our school, other UWC communities, and even outside organisations, to spread our message and work towards our goals. By partnering with others, not only do we gain more knowledge and resources to help further our cause, but we also gain the opportunity to meet others and take inspiration from other initiatives.