Civil Society and the TPP Negotiations

VOICE, together with civil society leaders from Vietnam, visited the Washington Post in D.C. to give their thoughts on the current situation in Vietnam and how “Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal presents both peril and opportunity.” As noted, “journalist Nguyen Van Hai, one of the political prisoners released last year after six years behind bars, told us, Vietnam’s communists also relaxed … Continue Reading →

Voice from our Homeland

Please join VOICE in supporting Tiếng Nước Tôi (“Voice from our Homeland”) a charity night hosted by us –  the Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment. VOICE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to develop civil society in Vietnam and to resettle the last remaining boat-people left stateless in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. This night will feature an 8-course dinner … Continue Reading →

11 Vietnamese Refugees Arrive in Canada from Thailand

On April 24, a third group of Vietnamese refugees arrived in Toronto, Canada. This is part of the group of the last Vietnamese boat people who had arrived in Canada last November 2014. This group consisted of 3 families made up of 11 people. After being stateless in Thailand for 25 years, they have been accepted into Canada to start … Continue Reading →

VOICE’s activities in January 2015

VOICE AUSTRALIA In conjunction with the Vietnamese Community and the Australian Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (AASRC), VOICE Australia held an information session for Vietnamese asylum seekers who were recently released into the community on Bridging Visas. Over 50 asylum seekers were in attendance. VOz, AASRC and the Vietnamese Community will continue to provide information and legal assistance as necessary to … Continue Reading →


Việt – Phi ten years reunion

In 2005, nearly 2000 stateless Vietnamese boat people were resettled in the US under a special humanitarian program designed to end their statelessness after languishing for over 16 years in the Philippines. On January 18, 2015, on the 10th anniversary of their resettlement in the US, over 200 former refugees gathered at VOICE’s Executive Director, Hoi Trinh’s house to commemorate … Continue Reading →


Việt – Thái Refugee recap

40 years since the end of the Vietnam War and over 20 years after being stranded in Thailand, the last remaining Vietnamese Boat People have been accepted into Canada! The group is to be resettled in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto – on 13 November 2014, the first group of 28 individuals arrived in Canada, the second group of … Continue Reading →

VOICE Haiyan Relief Projects

” Following the devastation of Super-typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, VOICE and supporters all over the world led a fundraising campaign which resulted in over $500,000 USD being donated for the victims of the typhoon. After months of providing emergency relief, VOICE worked with local organizations to help rebuild schools, medical centers and provide for the livelihoods for 2 cities: … Continue Reading →

Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups 13 February 2015 NEVER AGAIN: LET’S END THE DETENTION OF CHILDREN ONCE AND FOR ALL

“VOICE Australia is 1 of over 200 groups to sign onto a statement to call for the cessation of detaining asylum children. This joint letter follows the release this week of the Australian HR Commission’s report on kids in detention.” The  report  of  the  Australian  Human  Rights  Commission’s  National  Inquiry  into  Children  in Immigration  Detention  provides  compelling  evidence  of  the  … Continue Reading →


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