Mission

Our mission is two-fold:

  • Advocacy for stateless Vietnamese boat people and refugees in need of protection.

  • Empowering young Vietnamese through internship opportunities and training on the rule of law and civil society development.

VOICE aims to:

Win asylum for the last remaining Vietnamese refugees in Southeast Asia, a remnant of our tortured past.  Volunteer legal staff based in Manila, Philippines provide assistance in refugee resettlement throughout Southeast Asia.

Empower underprivileged communities with whom we want to share a brighter future.  We offer short and long-term internship programs aimed at empowering civil society by language skills training, building confidence and strategic legal, media and social work training.  This also includes community outreach projects, awareness campaigns and social work in Southeast Asia and beyond.