Voices for freedom

Experience our unique perspectives, support our advocacy and celebrate our voices!

We are people from refugee backgrounds advocating for human rights and respect for multicultural communities, including people seeking asylum.

Our voices are powerful and important because of our unique lived experience and personal connection to challenges and achievements that come with seeking asylum and building life as new Australians.

Voices for Freedom is a digital space for our articles, photography, art and videos on topics of our choice.

    • 24 JUL 18
    Gold Coast shows togetherness in diversity

    Gold Coast shows togetherness in diversity

    Norman Katende travelled to the Commonwealth Games to work as a photographer and wrote this article on his observations from the games. As Australian-African communities and people seeking asylum are politicised and targeted in the media, we are proud to present an article by Norman that points to the true joy of diversity and cultural

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    • 18 JUL 18
    Abdul Aziz Adam on five years too many

    Abdul Aziz Adam on five years too many

    As we mark five years too many of mandatory offshore processing, Abdul Aziz Adam shares his statement. Five years of injustice. Five years of trauma. Five years of false imprisonment. Who will be responsible for those years and why shall we pay the price for this cruel, heartless and dangerous policy that has no mercy

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    • 23 MAR 18
    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus

    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus

    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus to the Palm Sunday Rally 2018 As the clock ticked towards midnight, I felt both dread at another long year and hope for what seems unimaginable to me – freedom. Hello everyone, my name is Walid Zazai. Thank you for asking me to speak again. Much has changed since last

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