• Refugee Resettlement

    We advocate and find durable solutions for refugees from Vietnam who have to seek asylum due to their persecution from the Vietnamese government for their human rights work and peaceful activism. In our refugee work today, we remember the roots of our organization which began as a legal aid office to assist almost 3,000 stateless Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines gain asylum from 1997 to 2009.

STATEMENT ON VOICE’S REFUGEE PROGRAM

4 November 2019 In response to a news program aired by a media outlet, CBC in Canada, on October 10, 2019 concerning ‘a special program to resettle Vietnamese boat people’ as well as false and defamatory accusations made against VOICE by others regarding our role in assisting this group since…

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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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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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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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VOICE #GivingTuesday Story

Our story for #GivingTuesday 2018
Our goal for 2018 is to raise $650,000 to resettle 50 stateless Vietnamese refugees living in Thailand.
Some has been living there for more than 20 years, undocumented. Some has been hunted by Communist Vietnam.

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Học lịch sử Việt Nam ở bảo tàng thuyền nhân Bataan, Philippines

Trong thời gian thực tập tại VOICE, do một phần chương trình đào tạo ở Philippines, chúng tôi có cơ hội đi nhiều nơi để tìm hiểu về đời sống chính trị xã hội của đất nước này. Và chuyến đi thăm Bảo tàng thuyền nhân tại Bataan,…

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Interview with filmmaker Duc Nguyen: “Nothing left to lose”

What is it like to have nothing left to lose, truly? When the skin you walk around in, when your barely satiated and surviving body, is – literally – your only remaining home? And it is threatened – by uncertainties, indefinitions of belonging, by physical dangers and deprivations, and burdened, emotionally and psychically, in the not-always-visible ways that having one’s moorings torn away will do to one? The “stateless” refugees whose stories documentary filmmaker Duc Nguyen profiles in his latest project, Nothing Left To Lose, are all-too-often overlooked cases in the refugee crisis. Some have abided in this limbo state–of “statelessness”–for decades.
Read more in our Q&A with Duc Nguyen, and follow Nothing Left To Lose on Twitter & Facebook to learn more about this situation.

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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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VOICE Launches Mid-term UPR Advocacy Campaign 2017

13/9/2017 – Following VOICE’s Universal Periodic Review Advocacy Campaign in 2014, a delegation advocating for human rights in Vietnam will go to Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Czech Republic to update United Nations bodies and relevant organizations on the progress (or lack of) the Vietnamese government has made on promoting and protecting human rights since the last review cycle in 2014, as well as to raise awareness about the human rights situation and prisoners of conscience in Vietnam.

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VOICE Bangkok Introduction

VOICE Bangkok officially set up its permanent presence in December 2015 and is led by VOICE’s ASEAN Program Coordinator, Anna Nguyen. VOICE Bangkok is responsible for the following: Refugee: Humanitarian and legal assistance to the stateless Vietnamese asylum seekers in South East Asia Advocacy: a. Implementing advocacy…

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Chia sẻ: Một tháng sống với công nhân Việt Nam tại Malaysia

Chuyến đi Malaysia của chúng tôi gồm 5 thành viên, đa số là những người trẻ. Và do thế cũng có chút bỡ ngỡ vào những ngày đầu nhưng rồi cũng thích nghi nhanh chóng. Mặc dù không thực sự chuẩn bị kỹ lưỡng nhưng cũng đem đến…

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VOICE Bangkok helped a refugee family to resettle in America

VOICE helped a family of stateless Vietnamese refugees find hope again as they waited for their flight from Bangkok to Los Angeles on 17 February 2017, after being originally told their case would be delayed for 120 days because of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. Although tickets…

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VOICE Australia giúp 18 thuyền nhân Việt bị tạm giữ tại Indonesia

Ba gia đình của chị Trần Thị Lụa, Trần Thị Thanh Loan, và Trần Thị Phúc quê Bình Thuận vượt biển để đi Australia từ 31/1/2017 tức mùng 4 Tết Âm lịch. Tuy nhiên đến 9/2/2017 chiếc tàu bị chết máy, họ ghé vào Indonesia để sửa và…

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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…

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