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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Update on VOICE’s Refugee Program

Update on VOICE’s Refugee Program 17 July 2019 Further to VOICE’s & VOICE Canada’s Notice dated 9 September 2018 regarding our current refugee program and in light of recent changes within Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) making it more difficult to file private sponsorship applications…

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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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Internship opportunities for VOICE interns

At the end of the 6 months training at VOICE, those who graduate with merits will be given the opportunity to practice in major international organizations in a range of fields such as human rights, environmental protection, journalism, or law. During that time, interns will have…

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Life at VOICE

When you become a particiant of VOICE’s Civil Society training program, you effective become a member of a diverse community where each members are unique individuals. Below are the general codes of conduct that VOICE’s interns have built together: 1. Personal information: The interns’ personal information…

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Humans of VOICE: Jacklyn Phuong

Jaclyn Phuong Fabre is the president and treasurer of VOICE’s Board of Directors. She lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and two children. Like many members of the VOICE family, I became involved with VOICE through Hoi Trinh. We have been friends for the past few…

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Official statements about Bach Hong Quyen’s case

On May 2, 2019, Mr. Bach Hong Quyen, a Vietnamese refugee activist in Thailand, and his youngest son, Joseph Bach (6 months old), boarded a flight from Bangkok to Canada for resettlement under Canada’s private sponsorship program. Below are statements of people who have helped Mr.

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Announcement: Refugee activist Bach Hong Quyen departs for Canada

Announcement: Refugee Activist Bach Hong Quyen Departs For Canada Bangkok, May 2, 2019 At 10:40 pm on May 2, 2019, Mr. Bach Hong Quyen, a Vietnamese refugee activist in Thailand, and his youngest son, Joseph Bach (6 months old), boarded a flight from Bangkok to Canada…

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Humans of VOICE: Gia Duong Nguyen

“I believe that Vietnam will have democracy. Each Vietnamese will have equal rights, their voices will be heard and their rights will be protected. That is my dream. And I believe that it is also the dream of the majority of the Vietnamese people, regardless where they live.”…

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Humans of VOICE: Nguyen Thien Giang

“The things that make me proud are not the things which VOICE Australia and VOICE have achieved.  The things that make me proud, are the things which we, the Vietnamese people have: shared understanding, ideas, coming together from all over the world, and acting for the country.”…

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Humans of VOICE: Doan Viet Trung

“I believe that a civil society that is developed, independent, and dynamic will make the government listen to the voice of the people. Vietnam will have democracy; that is my dream for Vietnam in the near future.” This week, we share stories from Doan Viet Trung,…

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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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