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  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber has joined with visual artists and curators to discuss contemporary borders at a public seminar held at the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). The event was associated with a stunning exhibition on Borders, Barriers, Walls, curated by Francis Parker. In the words of MUMA director Charlotte Day, the exhibition ‘explores physical ... Read more
  • Rebecca Powell, the Observatory’s Managing-Director, attended and presented at the Launch Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Gender Equality Platform for Border Security and Management in Helsinki, Finland last week. The Launch was held at the Finnish Customs School, bringing together representatives from across the OSCE region to discuss women’s ... Read more
  • Heather Moore, National Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery One of the greatest challenges an advocate can face is getting people to care about a problem they can’t see. Human trafficking presents such a challenge. Victims are hidden behind closed doors and in plain sight. They experience ... Read more
  • Dinar Tyas, Case worker at InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence InTouch, the Multicultural Centre against Family Violence (InTouch) is a statewide service which provides services, programs and responses to issues of family violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. By acknowledging the rights and diverse experiences of our clients, we develop and implement ... Read more
  • Vision First, Hong Kong Vision First strives to resist humanitarian expediency and the violence of certain government policy by advocating for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong, hereafter called refugees. At the same time it engages the Hong Kong public and state actors about the consequences of denying refugees legal status and ... Read more
  • This news story is via GetUp! one of Australia’s largest campaigning communities, with a membership of over 1,000,000 people. GetUp! is an independent, grassroots, community advocacy organisation that seeks to build a more progressive Australia and hold politicians to account. GetUp! has been at the forefront of the #LetThemStay campaign against the deportation of  267 asylum seekers ... Read more

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