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World Refugee Day - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:27 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

This World Refugee Day, June 20th, ChangeMakers Refugee Forum volunteers will be out on the streets of Wellington for our first ever street appeal. We will be collecting essential funds for our work to support Wellingtonians of a refugee background. More >>

Call out to drivers - change a former refugee's life today

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 4:55 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

We are looking for mentors to participate in a driver training programme to assist former Refugees to attain their Restricted Licence. This is a new programme, separate from Turning the Curve, our women’s driving programme. More >>

Appointment of the new Board Chair & Deputy Chair

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:36 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Ibrahim Omer as our new Board Chair. Ibrahim takes over from Mozhdeh Wafa, who has now stepped down as Chair to take on the role of Operations Manager for the organisation. More >>

Interim Operations Manager for ChangeMakers Refugee Forum

Friday, 6 January 2017, 5:13 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Interim Operations Manager for ChangeMakers Refugee Forum Mozhdeh Wafa, current Chair of the board for ChangeMakers Refugee Forum will step down from her position as Chair following the news of Tayyaba Khan leaving the organisation on 7th February ... More >>

Same Circumstances, Same Support: Asylum Seeker equality

Friday, 19 August 2016, 5:18 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum in collaboration with Wellington Community Justice Project – Human Rights Team launch a campaign calling for equal support for convention refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand More >>

Helen Clark to launch Religious Diversity Centre

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 1:09 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

The Rt Hon Helen Clark will launch The Religious Diversity Centre in Aotearoa New Zealand at noon this Wednesday, 30 March 2016, in the Grand Hall of the New Zealand Parliament. More >>

CRF’s Top 6 suggestions in supporting former refugees

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 5:20 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Making Change: CRF’s Top 6 suggestions in supporting former refugees Tayyaba Khan As New Zealand becomes increasingly involved in the current Syrian refugee crisis I am reminded of a quote by Martin Luther King almost 49 years ago now when he led ... More >>

In a world full of hate, I see doves

Monday, 23 November 2015, 11:57 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

In a world full of hate, I see doves Tayyaba Khan Beirut, Paris, Nigeria, and the never ending war on humanity in Syria. As time passes it seems the list of atrocities continue to expand, and so does the production of analysis of how complex the situation ... More >>

Nomination for Board Members Now Open

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:48 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

CRF’s objective is to create opportunities for people from refugee backgrounds to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to every area of New Zealand society. It is an organisation that undertakes advocacy work using the strengths-based approach, ... More >>

Appointment of the new General Manager – ChangeMakers

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:14 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Tayyaba Khan as our new General Manager. Tayyaba having recently returned to New Zealand brings with her experience of managing refugee services in the United Kingdom and Australia. ... More >>

World Refugee Day!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 12:22 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

World Refugee Day! Come and join us to celebrate Healthy relationships – Safe families – Strong communities SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 12-4PM KILBIRNIE PARK AND PONEKE CLUB ROOMS RAIN OR SHINE! Free buses will run from Hutt and Porirua. Call or email ChangeMakers ... More >>

A hidden issue: Aotearoa NZ’s ‘twilight’ refugees

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:23 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Aotearoa NZ has created a ‘twilight’ population of refugees who have severely limited access to support services both before and after being recognised as Convention refugees and gaining Permanent Residency according to new research conducted by ChangeMakers ... More >>

Voices of New Zealand Asylum Seekers are seldom heard

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 11:57 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

‘When I was at the airport I said to Immigration I was looking to claim asylum, they should have given me information, even told me what my rights were.’ ‘They told me to go out of the airport and look at all the taxi drivers until I found one ... More >>

Australian asylum seeker deal no solution

Saturday, 20 July 2013, 3:03 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

The Australian Prime Minister’s deal with PNG over asylum seekers is little more than a short term vote catcher that needs to be challenged says ChangeMakers Refugee Forum. According to ChangeMakers’ General Manager Tim O’Donovan the deal is discriminatory, ... More >>

NZ must take lead to stop asylum seeker deaths

Monday, 10 June 2013, 1:31 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is calling on the Government to show leadership in developing a regional solution to avoid more asylum seeker deaths. ChangeMakers General Manager Tim O’Donovan says the Government’s claim that a boat carrying asylum seekers ... More >>

John Key’s discussion on asylum seekers welcomed

Sunday, 10 February 2013, 8:43 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum welcomes today’s announcement that John Key will raise the issue of asylum seekers with his Australian counterpart, Julia Gillard, in discussions this weekend. More >>

Lack of support for refugees with disability needs

Thursday, 24 January 2013, 5:04 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

The lives, freedom, and safety of refugees with disability needs who have been resettled may no longer be at risk, but in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, their right to participate in society on an equal basis with other New Zealanders is not being realised. More >>

Wellingtonians’ opportunity to support refugees

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 2:54 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wednesday 14th of November will be a one-off opportunity to see an award winning film and to support refugee-background communities throughout the Wellington region. More >>

Refugee-background Communities Welcome Campaign

Friday, 10 August 2012, 9:21 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

The campaign will be launched today and features two representatives from Wellington's refugee-background community. More >>

Mainstream employment solutions failing refugees

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 3:47 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

A new report highlighting the factors that enable people from refugee backgrounds to gain employment has found that mainstream employment solutions have not been helpful. More >>



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