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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 >>

Wellingtonians’ opportunity to support refugees

Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 2:13 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Tuesday 28th of February will be a one-off opportunity to see an award winning film and to support refugee-background communities throughout the Wellington region. “The fundraiser is an opportunity for Wellingtonians to have a great night out and support ... More >>

How bullying affects us: refugee-background youth talk back

Friday, 11 November 2011, 3:35 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Settling into a new school can be difficult for anyone, but young people from refugee backgrounds can find it particularly hard. Bullying is not just about getting beaten up. It can include name-calling, intimidation and ostracism. For refugee-background ... More >>

Equality for refugee-background tertiary students

Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 12:49 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington, New Zealand, 23 August 2011 - A campaign to have refugee-background students recognised as an equity group in government policy and at universities and polytechnics will be launched today at the Victoria University Law School in Wellington at 5pm. More >>

Equity status to ensure equality for refugee students

Monday, 15 August 2011, 3:39 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

A campaign to have refugee-background students recognised as an equity group in government policy and at universities and polytechnics will be launched on Tuesday 23 August 2011. The campaign is a call to recognise that people from refugee backgrounds are ... More >>

Bullying is a human rights issue

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 11:19 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

'Children do not lose their human rights by virtue of passing through the school gates.'[1] More >>

Achieving equity status for refugee-background students

Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 9:44 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

An equitable education: Achieving equity status and measures to ensure equality for refugee-background tertiary students Media release 15 June 2011 More >>

Facebook page supports refugee resettlement

Friday, 18 June 2010, 12:30 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

In the lead up to World Refugee Day 2010 (June 20), English Language Partners New Zealand and ChangeMakers Refugee Forum have co-launched a Facebook page with a focus on refugee resettlement in New Zealand. More >>

Huge Contribution Recognised by Special Award

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 9:21 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

A lifelong commitment to helping others was recognised when Annie Coates, a well-known Wellingtonian, was recognised at the Prime Minister’s Social Hero Awards presentation dinner held in Auckland on Friday 24 July. More >>

Drama celebrates life of former refugees in NZ

Monday, 9 February 2009, 5:02 pm | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Over the weekend, young members of Wellington’s refugee-background communities performed a drama about the challenges of feeling strong as a family in New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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