Training news: Ceremonies for the ending and the beginning of the terms (2018-2019)

In late March, the end of term 2 in 2018 (September 2018-March 2019) and the beginning of term 1 in 2019 (March 2019-September 2019) were organized at the VOICE office in Manila. Both events had the full attendance of all the interns from two terms and…

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Humans of VOICE: Janice Le

“We need not only VOICE but many other civil society organizations where everyone can work together to have a more democratic and a better country.” This week, we listen to the stories from Mrs. Janice Le who is the member of VOICE Australia which is affiliated…

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Humans of VOICE: Nguyen Van Khanh

“You gave me the opportunity to learn more, you made me feel younger, and moreover, you demonstrated to me that I need to love Vietnam more.” Today, we listen to the stories from Nguyen Van Khanh, Former Director of Radio Free Asia and Former Executive Officer…

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The Vietnamese: EU Officials Raised Concern Over Worrying Human Rights Situation In Vietnam

“The human rights situation in Vietnam is worrying,” according to Commissioner for Trade of the European Union, Cecilia Malmström, after her meeting with independent Vietnamese civil society organizations on March 14, 2019. When announcing the adoption of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements (EV-FTA) in October…

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Humans of VOICE: Tran My Lan

“Like any Vietnamese, no matter where they live, my heart always gravitates towards my homeland and I hope I can see my country wealthy, democratic and respectful for human rights. Thanks everyone for being patient in reading all of my sharing.” Mrs. Tran My Lan, Masters…

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Self care at VOICE

Activists frequently work in a stressful environment with increased pressure and possibility of burnout due to lack of self-care. We recognize that in order to work in long term and effectively self-care is one of the key priorities. When you take care of yourself well, you…

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Humans of VOICE: Tri Nguyen

“One day, Vietnam will have many leaders who will establish the civil society movement in Vietnam, solve societal problems themselves, and promote the democratic movement in Vietnam.” Today we talk to Tri Nguyen, the Event Manager at VOICE. Through their collective…

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The women of VOICE

On International Women’s Day, March 8, we wish “half of the world” strength, success and happiness. We would like to honor female activists, especially female prisoners of conscience, who have sacrificed so much to fight for a better society.

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Humans of VOICE: Shiwei Ye

“Currently there is a crackdown and some people say this is one of the worst cycles of crackdown that Vietnam seen in years. I think this is precisely why it’s very important to continue to support civil society programs whether by VOICE or by any other…

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Who is VOICE?

Through their collective efforts, they have shaped the vision, implemented the mission and deployed the daily and monthly activities of VOICE. However, their stories have not been told yet. We now will start a series of stories called Humans of VOICE to help the public understand…

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Tet 2019 Greetings from VOICE

The VOICE team welcomes in the Year of the Pig 2019 with a deep appreciation of our community’s past support. With hope and excitement we look forward to a new year of changes and opportunities. We at VOICE would like to wish our friends and supporters a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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Lawyer Trinh Hoi had a conversation with Mr. Lars Rise, a former Norwegian congressman about the civil society situation in Vietnam.

In the framework of a fundraising drive and advocating for human rights in Vietnam in 2018, in Norway, we had a meeting with Mr. Lars Rise. He is a former Norwegian congressman who had an important contribution in advocating for Vietnamese refugees and those who remain stateless in…

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Anna Nguyen: It is much more intelligent to try, rather than not to try.

The following article is the sharing of Anna Nguyen, VOICE’s Director of Programs, on the occasion of the trip to advocate the human rights of the Vietnamese delegation in Europe. —– “Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather…

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Having a conversation with Father Peter Namwong

We warmly invite you to follow a conversation between Father Peter Namwong and VOICE’s Executive Director Hoi Trinh. Father Peter Namwong is the benefactor of thousands of Vietnamese boat people in Thailand. He entered the seminary when he was 10 years old and was ordained a priest in…

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