VOICE began in 1997 in Manila as a small legal aid office to help the stateless Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines. VOICE formally registered as a 501(c)(3) organisation in California, USA in 2007. Throughout 20 years of operation, our direction was largely steered by the needs of the Vietnamese people.
VOICE vision: A strong, independent and vibrant civil society in Vietnam.
VOICE mission: VOICE aims to improve the human rights situation in Vietnam by strengthening civil society and the rule of law in the country.
VOICE aims to:
Win asylum for the last remaining Vietnamese refugees in Southeast Asia, a remnant of our tortured past. Volunteer legal staff based in Bangkok, Thailand provide assistance in refugee resettlement throughout Southeast Asia.
Empower underprivileged communities with whom we want to share a brighter future. We offer short and long-term internship programs aimed at empowering civil society by language skills training, building confidence and strategic legal, media and social work training. This also includes community outreach projects, awareness campaigns and social work in Southeast Asia and beyond.