In 1979, a 25-year-old San Thang spent four days and three nights aboard a cramped fishing boat with hundreds of other asylum seekers after fleeing persecution in Vietnam. #RefugeeWeek https://t.co/GNBkmQMBA8
— SBS Australia (@SBS) June 17, 2019
Trish Scully was just 17 when she escaped the 1973 Chilean coup d’état.
She was interrogated and imprisoned, but eventually escaped, smuggled out of Santiago with her brother and mother, to join their father in Australia. https://t.co/TwUK9WDaWh
— Clover Moore (@CloverMoore) June 18, 2019
Only 1% of refugee youth have the opportunity to go to university.
20 yr old Afghan refugee Fatemeh was unable to go to school until she arrived in Australia as a teenager. Today she is studying a Bachelor of Justice Studies at @UniCanberra.#WorldRefugeeDay #StepWithRefugees pic.twitter.com/FhbqrU5r6V
— UNHCR Canberra (@UNHCRCanberra) June 18, 2019
— Bel Hewitt (@belhewitt) June 18, 2015
For me , advocacy for refugees is about providing a platform for refugees to speak first hand in first voice rather than others speaking on their behalf.
This is why last night’s #WorldRefugeeDay gathering at .@HaymarketHQ was so special #WithRefugees #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs pic.twitter.com/PirG3D82rV
— Vito Carrozzo 🚶🏻♂️ (@VitoCarrozzo) June 20, 2019
— Paul Power (@1PaulPower) June 20, 2019
I’m incredibly proud to be on the Board of @UNrefugees. We stand with refugees on #WorldRefugeeDay and every day of the year. We all want a more peaceful and compassionate world; it starts with how we respond to and protect the most vulnerable people when they ask us for our help https://t.co/CPO68fJeen
— Lynn Dang 🏳️🌈 (@LynnDangAU) June 20, 2019