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Werribee: Refugee Communities Advocacy Network meeting
9 April 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Refugee Communities Advocacy Network meeting
April 9 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Wayaperri House 106 Duncans Road, Werribee
What? The Refugee Communities Advocacy Network is a network for people from refugee backgrounds in Victoria to gather to discuss, prioritise and advocate on local, state, national and international issues of greatest concern to them.
RCOA invites people who are passionate and keen to engage in advocacy with local council, state and federal ministers and international bodies such as UNHCR on issue such as:
- Australia’s humanitarian program, including family reunion
- Settlement issues in Australia such as employment, education or housing
- Australia’s asylum and detention policies
- International issues such as refugee protection around the world
Why? RCOA believes refugee communities play a vital role in advocating on issues that impact them, and acknowledges the wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience these communities have. We believe successful advocacy relies on the participation and leadership of community groups.
Who? This network is only for people from a refugee or asylum seeker background. RCOA is keen to have participation from a wide range of people, including those who are formal community leaders as well as others who are passionate about advocacy. RCOA particularly invites women and young people to participate.
FREE FOR REFUGEE COMMUNITY MEMBERS – FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED
Venue: Wayaperri House 106 Duncans Road, Werribee
For more information: (03) 9600 3302