• Civil Society

    We assist in the creation and management of civil society projects in Vietnam, especially those engineered by our former and current interns.

Chito Gascon inspires Vietnamese activists

Recently, the interns in term 1-2019 of VOICE’s Civil Society training program had the opportunity to visit and learn at the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines (CHR). Through this trip, they gained many useful insights from Chairman Chito Gascon. Mr…

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“Activists in Vietnam should concentrate on the people’s daily needs” – Duong Gia Nguyen

– What accounts for your participation in the training program of VOICE? I strongly believe that democracy is not just simply mechanism, structure and law. But it should be entrenched in the behavior and habit of everyone. Therefore, education is an unavoidable step in democratization.

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MEPs ask for tangible Human Rights improvements before the EU-Vietnam trade deal ratification

To: President Tusk CC: • President Juncker • HR/VP Mogherini • Commissioner Malmström • COREPER II ambassadors • Asia Working Group (COASI) Brussels, June 21, 2019 Re: Signature and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement/Investment Protection…

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Congratulations! Joshua Wong is released from prison in the midst of Hong Kong’s historic protest

Over the past few days, more than 1 million Hong Kong people have poured down the street to protest against the Extradition Bill. According to this Bill, suspects in Hong Kong could be taken to places where there is no extradition agreement with Hong Kong such…

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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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The Human Rights Subcommittee sends correspondence to VOICE about Human Rights issues in Vietnam

To deepen the human rights dialogue between Australia and Vietnam which was organized in August 2018, the Executive Director of VOICE, Hoi Trinh, worked with the Australian Human Rights subcommittee on June 19, the same year. Here, Mr. Hoi Trinh presented some recommendations which he sent to the…

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What did VOICE accomplish in 2017 and 2018?

See the pictures below that highlight what we achieved in the past two years, from four main activities: Training, Civil Society, Advocacy and Refugee Resettlement.
We achieved this not only by the efforts of VOICE members but also through the support of volunteers, VOICE affiliates, partners and especially our enthusiastic supporters in Vietnam and around the world. Thank you to all of you who have made this success possible!

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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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Giáo sư Đại học Stanford Larry Diamond: 3 lời khuyên dành cho các nhà hoạt động dân chủ Việt Nam

“Các chế độ độc tài như Trung Quốc hay Việt Nam rồi sẽ rơi vào bế tắc bởi những vấn đề do chính họ gây ra,” Giáo sư Larry Diamond khẳng định trong cuộc trao đổi khi ghé thăm văn phòng VOICE hồi tháng Tám vừa…

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Lawyer Hoi Trinh: I am from Vietnam

Lawyer Trinh Hoi, the Executive Director of VOICE, spoke in the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship in 2017. In his speech, he talked about his journey to become human rights defender in Vietnam. His journey is that of a young boy who always tried to forget his damaged and…

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Nhiều bạn trẻ lên tiếng sau bản án 14 năm tù của Hoàng Đức Bình

Tòa án Nhân dân tỉnh Nghệ An vừa tuyên án nhà hoạt động về môi trường Hoàng Đức Bình 14 năm tù giam vì vi phạm hai Điều 257, 258 Bộ luật Hình sự trong phiên xử sơ thẩm hôm 6/2. Ông Lê Văn Luân, một…

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Civil Rights Defenders: One Year After Arrest, Demand for Release of Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Me Nam

Public Statement On 10 October 2016, Vietnamese authorities arrested blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom), on charges of spreading propaganda against the State. On 29 June, Me Nam was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Known since 2006 for her active social…

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Vietnam activists face sustained government crackdown ahead of APEC – dpa International

Months of police action against Vietnamese dissidents has led to at least 12 people being locked up across the country. The crackdown comes ahead of a regional summit in Da Nang in November set to include leaders from throughout the Pacific region. Hanoi (dpa)…

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Mùa hè không yên ả – Cuộc đàn áp người bất đồng chính kiến lớn nhất trong nhiều năm qua – The Guardian

At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while another was stripped of his citizenship and deported to France Ho Thi Chau, 25, was left alone and blacklisted after her husband was returned to jail for “attempting…

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