MAPW urges humanitarian treatment of Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers

MAPW President Bill Williams has written a letter to Immigration Minister Chris Evans, urging that Australia’s response to Sri Lankan asylum seekers be humanitarian, and in accordance with international human rights law.

MAPW letter to Minister: Sri Lankan Refugees - October 2009

October 26 2009: Letter from MAPW President Dr Bill Williams to Australia's Minister for Immigration Senator Chris Evans, concerning the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka; the world-wide increase in people seeking asylum; and the need for Australia to address the arrival of refugees in a humanitarian fashion, and in line with international human rights standards.

Film: Burma videos from civilians

Event Date: 
Sun, 27/09/2009 - 18:00
Location: 
Melbourne

Though risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country using small handycams. Burma Campaign Australia.

  • When: Sunday 27 September, 6pm.

Refugee camp in your city!

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2009 (All day) - Thu, 15/10/2009 (All day)
Location: 
Melbourne

A 1000 square-metre replica camp in the Treasury Gardens will give people the chance to walk into a camp site modelled on refugee camps in countries such as Chad and Sudan.

Rally: End the war on Afghanistan!

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 12:00
Location: 
Melbourne

A collection of groups demanding troops to be brought home, refugee status for asylum seekers, genuine civilian based reconstruction aid and funding for independent Afghan women's rights groups!

  • When: Saturday 10 October, 12pm
  • Where: City Square 

The rally will be followed by a march to the Victoria Army Barracks

Afghanistan invasion anniversary action

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/10/2009 - 12:00
Location: 
Melbourne

This event is now going to be at 12.00 on the Saturday following the invasion anniversary.

Sue Bolton will have the latest details: 0413 377 978

Exhibition: Remembering Pine Gap

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/09/2009 (All day) - Thu, 24/09/2009 (All day)
Location: 
Sydney

An exhibition of banners, posters, photographs and archival material from the Women’s Peace Camp at Pine Gap in 1983 will be on display at NSW Parliament House.

 

Note: The Jessie Street National Women’s Library, which holds this collection, would like to contact anyone interested, especially women who were there in 1983.

  • When: Tuesd
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