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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

African Refugee Crises – Part 1- Recent Action Taken

This is the first part of a piece written in February of 2019 by Teia Currimbhoy, on some of the refugee crises that were happening (and still are happening) in Africa. This first part focuses on recent events and action taken to improve the plight of refugees from...

African Refugee Crises – Part 2- Information on Crises

This is the second part of a piece written in February of 2019 by Teia Currimbhoy, on some of the refugee crises that were happening (and still are happening) in Africa. This part focuses on explaining some of the refugee crises happening in Africa. While this is...

African Refugee Crises – Part 3- Conclusion

This is the third and final part of a piece written in February of 2019 by Teia Currimbhoy, on some of the refugee crises that were happening (and still are happening) in Africa. This part serves as the conclusion to the piece. While this is slightly outdated, the...

End of Year Reflection (2019-20) and AGM Video

We are finally at the end of what has been a very trying academic year! While we are all relieved and looking forward to the holidays, we made sure to take some time to reflect on the work we have done this year. Despite all the challenges we faced during the year,...

Write for Rights 2019: Reflections of the 24 hour event

Hana Mori's Write for Rights 2019 Reflection Researching and preparing for Write for Rights allowed me to gain a better understanding of the issue we are addressing. First time leading a case study, it was challenging to manage time and the group, and I had so many...

Social Inclusion of Migrant Workers – Sazzad Hossain

Sazzad Hossain, the founder of the social enterprise SDI Academy, also visited to share his experience with Migrant Workers in Singapore and what he is doing to promote social inclusion. So far, this group has trained 500 migrant workers in Singapore, and they are...

Dr Hakim

Dr Hakim Young is a Singaporean who has been working in Afghanistan for 15 years. Today he spoke about his work in conflict zones and his mission to end war Don't ever let our education or any ideology or any sociology interfere with what we all understand in our...

Our Issues

EQUAL RIGHTS

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.

BETTER POLICIES

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.

WORKING TOGETHER

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.

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