• 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.

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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Thông cáo về việc ông Bạch Hồng Quyền đi định cư tại Canada

Thông cáo về việc ông Bạch Hồng Quyền đi định cư tại Canada Bangkok, ngày 2 tháng 5 năm 2019 Vào lúc 10:40 tối ngày 2 tháng 5 năm 2019, ông Bạch Hồng Quyền, một nhà hoạt động Việt Nam tị nạn tại Thái…

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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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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 Statement on Blogger Me Nam’s Trial

VOICE STATEMENT ON BLOGGER ME NAM’S TRIAL
30 JUNE 2017
Blogger Me Nam was convicted and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after a one-day trial in Vietnam yesterday. She had dared to criticize the government in her blogs, calling for transparency and accountability, as well as social and political reforms. Despite their peaceful nature, she was found guilty of ‘conducting propaganda against the state’, a criminal offence under Vietnam’s draconian Penal Code.
VOICE is shocked and outraged over the sentencing of Blogger Me Nam by Vietnam’s kangaroo court system, which did not even allow her mother and two young children to attend the trial. Her mother was only allowed to follow the trial through a TV screen in an adjacent room.

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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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Việt – Phi ten years reunion

In 2005, nearly 2000 stateless Vietnamese boat people were resettled in the US under a special humanitarian program designed to end their statelessness after languishing for over 16 years in the Philippines. On January 18, 2015, on the 10th anniversary of their resettlement in the US, over 200…

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Việt – Thái Refugee recap

40 years since the end of the Vietnam War and over 20 years after being stranded in Thailand, the last remaining Vietnamese Boat People have been accepted into Canada! The group is to be resettled in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto – on 13 November 2014, the first group…

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Outcome of Appellate Review for Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh

13 DECEMBER 2014
The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed. We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards and call on the Vietnamese authorities to release the Defendants immediately.

Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, along with her co-Defendants, Mr. Nguyen Van Minh and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, had been arrested on 11 February 2014. On 26 August 2014, they were convicted and sentenced to 3 years, 2.5 years and 2 years imprisonment under Article 245 for causing public disorder.

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