Each of the following projects and organisation offers different ways to get involved in the issues raised in The Last Survivor such as Refugee Resettlement/Support & Genocide Awareness and Prevention. Visit the ASRC and Hotham Mission profiles, our Collaborator organisations for The Last Survivor screening.
LOCAL REFUGEE CAMPAIGNS & EVENTS
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June, The theme for Refugee Week 2012 is Restoring Hope. Click here for REFUGEE WEEK EVENTS
END MANDATORY DETENTION Sunday 17 June, 12 noon. State Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne CBD Speakers then march to join the EMERGE Festival at Fitzroy Town Hall.
Get Up!/Community Run Campaign End inhumane treatment of asylum seekers in Australia.
End Child Detention Sign on to this global petition to End the Immigration Detention of Children. This petition will be presented to the Human Rights Council and will also be delivered in real time to the responsible ministers of Australia, Malaysia, Israel, South Africa, Greece, Mexico and the United States of America, where child detention is an acute problem. SIGN THE PETITION!
Show your support and leave a message of hope for asylum seekers who are in Australian processing centres right now. We will collect these messages of support and pass them on to the many people in processing centres. Any message of encouragement is warmly received. View REAL STORIES
Welcome to Australia Welcome to Australia exists to engage everyday Australians in the task of cultivating a culture of welcome in our nation. The Australia we love is known for its diversity, compassion, generosity and commitment to giving all people a fair go. “We’d like to help you say a big ‘Welcome to Australia’ to asylum seekers, refugees, new arrivals and other migrants.”
WALK TOGETHER At 1pm on June 23, the Saturday of Refugee Week, take part and ‘Walk Together’ in recognition that although we’ve all arrived here via different pathways we share a common Australian journey. “We’re Aboriginal Australians, we’re refugees, we’re skilled migrants, we’re long-term Australians, we’re international students, we’re asylum seekers… we’re people. It’s time to Walk Together into a future where diversity is celebrated, fear is replaced with welcome and where everyone belongs. It’s time to walk together.”
June 1st – July 31st 2012. Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage comes alive with this colourful annual music and arts festival presenting amazing new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia. Established in 2004 by Multicultural Arts Victoria, the Emerge Festival promotes diversity, social inclusion, respect and the breaking down of racism.
Ranjini is a mother of two who has been declared a security threat by ASIO. As a result, she has been separated from her husband and locked up in the Villawood detention centre with her children. Current law says that she has no right to be told why she is considered a threat, making it nearly impossible for her lawyers to mount a defence. Ranjini faces indefinite detention at the hands of the Australian government. This site was built to send letters of support to Ranjini, and to demonstrate that Australian citizens do not support anyone being locked up indefinitely without ever having committed a crime. Please, help fill this site with letters – email email@example.com Write a Letter. Change a Life.
Take a close up look at genocide and recovery in Rwanda. Rwandan Stories is a great collection of video, photography and journalism exploring the origins, details and aftermath of the Rwandan genocide through the eyes of both survivors and perpetrators.
GLOBAL MOVEMENTS & ORGANISATIONS
United to End Genocide is the largest network of people and institutions working to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. Sign up for updates to make your voice heard at key moments – it’s one of the best ways to make a difference in the fight to end genocide. Take Action
Imagine the End to Atrocity 3 Generations is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the stories of people who have experienced crimes against humanity.
A Billion Little Stones is an organization that is dedicated to preventing genocide and mass atrocities, through building a permanent constituency within the Australian political and social sphere. Through building awareness, developing pragmatic policy and lobbying the government to take action, change is possible. How You Can Help
Enough Project Raising awareness and taking action to address human rights crimes in Sudan, Congo, and areas of Africa impacted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. “Our strategy is to energize diverse communities – including students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, and diaspora networks – to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today” Calls to Action
Raise Hope For Congo is a campaign of the Enough Project, aims to build a permanent and diverse constituency of activists who will advocate for the human rights of all Congolese citizens and work towards ending the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo. The campaign provides activists with the necessary tools to educate themselves and their communities about the conflict in eastern Congo, the role of conflict minerals funding the conflict, and the effects of sexual violence as a weapon of war used against Congolese women and girls. How You a Can Help
Save Darfur The Save Darfur Coalition is inspiring action, raising awareness and speaking truth to power on behalf of the people of Darfur. Working with world leaders, we are demanding an end to the genocide, and our efforts are getting results. The key to our success is the millions of everyday citizens who have joined our movement. With you and other committed activists by our side, we will end the genocide. What You Can Do
STAND the student-led division of the United to End Genocide, envisions a world in which the international community protects civilians from genocidal violence. At its core, their mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.
Jewish World Watch (JWW) is a hands-on leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, engaging and mobilizing individuals and communities to take local actions that produce powerful global results.JWW bears witness to first-hand accounts in conflict regions, partners with on-the-ground organizations to develop high-impact projects that improve the lives of survivors and help build the foundation for a safer world, and inspires our communities to support tangible initiatives and advocate for political change.