Wu, special envoy of China's foreign ministry, addresses the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review session at the UN in Geneva

Vietnam Prepares for UN Human Rights Review, Activists Lobby for Pressure

Tra Mi, Trung Nguyen/VOA – Representatives from the Vietnamese government will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Wednesday for a review of its human rights record amid mounting criticism that Hanoi does not tolerate opposition voices. Rolando Gomez, spokesman for the council, told VOA’s Vietnamese service the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which takes place every four … Continue Reading →


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Vietnamese Activists Tour US, Europe for Human Rights

TRAMI/VOA WASHINGTON — A group of Vietnamese bloggers and human rights activists is touring the United States, Europe and Australia to advocate for pressure on Hanoi to improve its rights record. The delegation has been invited by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and NGOs. It consists of representatives from groups such as VOICE, Vietnamese Bloggers … Continue Reading →


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Press release: Activists start UPR tour around the world

12/1/2014 – Invited by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and other INGOs, a delegation advocating for human rights in Vietnam will visit the United States, Europe, and Australia starting from 12 January 2014. The delegation consists of representatives from VOICE, Vietnamese Bloggers Network, Dan Lam Bao, the Vietnam Path Movement, Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, No-U … Continue Reading →


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Project Freedom at Last

PRESS RELEASE First three of 100 Vietnamese refugee families stranded in the Philippines for almost 20 years arriving  in Calgary and Vancouver Three Vietnamese refugee families will finally arrive in Canada to begin their new lives after being stranded in the Philippines for almost 20 years: one family in Calgary on March 6, and two families in Vancouver on March … Continue Reading →


Vietnamese families given ‘chance to rebuild their lives’ in Ottawa

Jessey Bird (jbird@thecitizen.canwest.com), Ottawa Citizen Published: Thursday, April 17, 2008 Ottawa – Just after 11 p.m. Thursday night, Loan Thi Le stood at the bottom of the arrival escalator at the Ottawa International Airport. Tears streaming down her cheeks, she clutched a tissue and waited. She hadn’t seen her sister in nearly 20 years. The first of several Vietnamese families moving … Continue Reading →


Vietnamese families finally find homes

PRESS RELEASE Local association sponsors refugees after nearly 20 years stranded in the Philippines Jennifer Yang, The Edmonton Journal Published: 1:31 am EDMONTON – Nearly two decades after they climbed into boats on the coast of Vietnam and pushed off for freedom, three families found a new home Wednesday in Canada. After escaping persecution at the hands of Vietnam’s Communist … Continue Reading →


Volunteer Posting – English Teacher

Job Description: VOICE is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, and committed volunteer teacher to teach English as a second language to Vietnamese students. The teacher will be responsible for developing a curriculum that meet the needs of each student, whose level range from beginner to intermediate. Duration: One year (minimum) Start Date: As soon as possible Benefits: Roundtrip airfare Travel insurance Monthly stipend … Continue Reading →


Program Manager Position – Manila, Philippines

VOICE is seeking a lawyer who is passionate about human rights and social justice to volunteer in its office in Manila to: Coordinate our Civil Society Development internship program; Use legal skills to draft briefs and reports regarding human rights abuses to be submitted to a variety of international bodies; Assist with social justice projects (such as grant applications and … Continue Reading →