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Making Refugee Right a Reality

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5 2014 0916 asylum access 1Asylum Access works to make refugee rights a reality in countries of refuge. They use a unique combination of five integrated strategies providing grassroot assistance and changing the legal landscape for the refugees themselves as well as their hosting communities.

The first place refugees usually turn to is a country next to or very near to their own. Refugees find themselves in incredibly vulnerable states to their traumatizing experiences in their own countries. Therefore, they are also especially at risk to violations against their own legal human rights. Asylum Access was created to change this by putting power back into the deserving hands of refugees.

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Currently, organizations in Bangkok are combining efforts for refugee assistance. While Thailand’s most famous refugees are the Myanmar refugees that are living in camps, a virtually invisible and undocumented group of refugees are steadily growing and living in Bangkok. Asylum Access is working to give back the rights to these refugees and as cooperation continues, is hoping to even better cater to the needs of the Bangkok refugees. 

 

We are professional women 55+.  Most of us were active in the Women’s Movement.  We have traveled extensively in developing countries.  On the ground we’ve seen compelling evidence of the truth of the research, the profound difference it makes to society if mothers have food security for their children and sustainable futures for their families. We’ve been awed by the transformation of women who found opportunities to emerge from poverty and taken control of their own lives.  We’ve walked beside them and heard their stories.  We’ve seen their self-esteem grow, their leadership skills emerge and their voices heard.  We can help change the world for these women for decades to come by investing the same passion we summoned for our own battle for women’s equality.  

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