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Getting The Message Across, The Simple Kiwi Way

Monday, 20 April 2020, 9:09 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

How do you get the key messages of Covid19 and the lockdown across to our diverse communities, in particular for those who struggle with English? Ron Beernink revived his drawing skills to create simple cartoons to initially target these messages at ... More >>

Media statement from ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 6:38 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved in the tragic events in Christchurch yesterday. To all of our refugee background communities: you are welcome here, you belong here, and you are New Zealanders. We stand together as one to condemn this ... More >>

Former refugees invite tangata whenua to ‘our place’

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 3:43 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Organisations supporting refugee background comunitites in the Wellington region, the Red Cross, MCLaSS, and Changemakers Refugee Forum have recently held a joint Tikanga project, intended to bring to life the existing Te Reo and Te Ao policies ... More >>

Evaluation shows refugee women driving programme delivers

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 11:20 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington – ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is delighted to release their evaluation of Turning the Curve which helps women from a refugee background gain their driver’s licence. More >>

New Zealand Can And Must Do More for Refugees

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:38 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington - The world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is proud of New Zealand’s commitment to assist the UNHCR to build a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless people in New Zealand. ... More >>

Farewell to Mozhdeh Wafa

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 5:14 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum Chair, Ibrahim Omer, says the organisation is farewelling its Operations Manager this week. More >>

Strategic realignment - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 1:18 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is pleased to announce that they will be undertaking a review of the services they provide to Wellington's refugee-background communities according to their strategic priorities. More >>

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 >>