Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 20 DEC 17
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    No time is wasted time for the Women’s Empowerment Program

    No time is wasted time for the Women’s Empowerment Program

    Speaking of the Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP) at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Coordinator Veronica Kurufher says, ‘It’s all about building women’s skills and capacities, and empowering them while they are here seeking asylum so that no time is a wasted time.’ A pioneer member and former volunteer with the program, Veronica herself has

    • 19 DEC 17
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    The Body Shop Australia brings Christmas cheer to people seeking asylum

    The Body Shop Australia brings Christmas cheer to people seeking asylum

    “Lead with love, lead with your values and people will follow.” It was insights such as this that ASRC Founder and CEO, Kon Karapanagiotidis shared with an group of 17 staff from The Body Shop Australia last week in celebration of a partnership with the ASRC that was based on values, and making a difference

    • 11 DEC 17
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    Behrouz Boochani on Manus security failure

    Behrouz Boochani on Manus security failure

    “Last night at around 3am some drunk men wanted to come into West Haus prison camp. Finally one of them who was holding a machete came close and threatened the refugees, saying “you are dead meat,” “we will kill you.” This incident happened after two different incidents yesterday. At 5pm some drunk men wanted to

    • 28 NOV 17
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    A message from Behrouz Boochani – Kurdish refugee and independent journalist

    A message from Behrouz Boochani – Kurdish refugee and independent journalist

    I’m writing to you from Manus Island. It’s not the first time that I am talking with you people in Australia. We in Manus are aware that so many Australian people have protested in Australia in the past four years. First I would like to give my deepest thanks for standing up for humanity. It’s