Refugee Alliance Network

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A baby shower for a journalist and an asylum seeker from Ethiopia at All Souls Church Unitarian - Washington,D.C, Saturd...
05/19/2018

A baby shower for a journalist and an asylum seeker from Ethiopia at All Souls Church Unitarian - Washington,D.C, Saturday, May 19, 2018

RAN has joined religious leaders today at White House.Wednesday, March 28, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Religious lea...
03/28/2018

RAN has joined religious leaders today at White House.
Wednesday, March 28, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Religious leaders hold foot washing for refugees at White House to hold administration accountable for record low refugees arrivals.They need the federal government to meet the refugee admission goal of at least 45,000 in this year 2018 and raise the number to at least 75,000 for fiscal year 2019

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES IN WASHINGTON,D.C.Saturday, March 24, 2018, Washington,D.C.March for our lives was really a rally, n...
03/26/2018

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES IN WASHINGTON,D.C.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, Washington,D.C.
March for our lives was really a rally, not an actual March. We met-up at 11:00 a.m. at Indiana Ave, NW & 7th Street, NW near the Archives Navy Memorial Metro Station Area (green & yellow lines). Noon at Pennsylvania Avenue.

Trends in Global Gender Based-Violence and Strategies for Supporting Refugees Escaping Gender-Based Violence. March 8, 2...
03/26/2018

Trends in Global Gender Based-Violence and Strategies for Supporting Refugees Escaping Gender-Based Violence. March 8, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the World Bank.
Speakers:
- Dr. Sameera M. Al Tuwaijri, Global Lead, Population and Development Heath, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, the World Bank.
- Leslie R.Hinkson, Ph.D., Associate - Professor, Department of Sociology.
- Elizabeth Blackney, Media & Communications Director, Panzi Foundation

International Women Day - March 8, 2018"Global Implications of Gender-Based Violence: The Refugee PerspectiveEvening eve...
03/26/2018

International Women Day - March 8, 2018
"Global Implications of Gender-Based Violence: The Refugee Perspective
Evening event from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. at 2103 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington,D.C. With speakers from ACLU, Asylum Connect, TASSC, Kayi & Wilkes. PLLC and,Office of Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV 1st District)

03/21/2018
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Vous qui voulez venir aux Etats-Unis; sachez bien que le logement cause probleme dans Los Angeles.

Thousands sleeping on the streets, diseases, no toilets, no food or water. This isn't a developing country – this is L.A.'s Skid Row.

AsylumConnect
03/09/2018

AsylumConnect

Awesome to celebrate International Women's Day as part of an important panel discussion on female survivors of sexual violence seeking asylum in the U.S. Thank you to Refugee Alliance Network for inviting us to participate in a great event! #RefugeesWelcome

Photo credit: Refugee Alliance Network.

Global Implications of Gender-Based Violence on Refugee Resettlement, Health Status & Well-Being. Trends in Global Gende...
03/09/2018

Global Implications of Gender-Based Violence on Refugee Resettlement, Health Status & Well-Being. Trends in Global Gender-Based Violence and Strategies for Supporting Refugees Escaping Gender-Based Violence. March 8, 2018 from 12: 30 P.M.- 2:00 P.M at the World Bank Group in Washington,D.C.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) concerned about refugee crisis engage the peace corps community in supporting re...
08/06/2017
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Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) concerned about refugee crisis engage the peace corps community in supporting refugees. They believe that RPCVs have commitment, adaptability and cross cultural skills to make a significant contribution to this global humanitarian efforts.

www.pcc4refugees.org/blogs

Peace Corps Committee for Refugees

International Day of Families
05/24/2017

International Day of Families

Supporting the Refugee Response Ministry of the Beacon Unitarian Universalist Church in Summit, New JerseyEndorsed Febru...
03/13/2017

Supporting the Refugee Response Ministry of the Beacon Unitarian Universalist Church in Summit, New Jersey
Endorsed February 7th 2017 by the Social Justice Team

The Proposal for a refugee response ministry is grounded in the Beacon UU faith, and most prominently, in the symbol of the chalice. The vision for a refugee response ministry would be a gradual three phase progression that deepens the UU's members understanding of refugees in the United States and activates the resources to live the promise of radical inclusion. Furthermore, the ministry plan seeks to balance direct service, financial support and advocacy while providing for full congregational engagement.

RAN earned over $400 in profits from our t-shirt sales, all of which will go to supporting the organization! Although sh...
03/05/2017

RAN earned over $400 in profits from our t-shirt sales, all of which will go to supporting the organization! Although shirts are currently out of stock, we are looking into setting up an online marketplace. Until then, feel free to visit our website and donate through our fancy new PayPal account. Link on our homepage!

http://www.refugeealliances.org/

SHIRTS SHIRTS SHIRTS have arrived in time for the women's march!!! Thanks to everyone who donated through our gofundme a...
01/20/2017

SHIRTS SHIRTS SHIRTS have arrived in time for the women's march!!! Thanks to everyone who donated through our gofundme and has already indicated that they would like a shirt. If you would still like one, fear not! We are still accepting donations. Due to shipping costs, minimum donation is now $25 for a shirt; $30 if you would like it shipped (for people who already paid, don't worry you're good). Shirts will be sold at the Women's March on Saturday, January 20 at a yet-to-be determined location. Cash or Venmo (@captaincankles) will be accepted, as gofundme charges a small fee for donations. Contact Matt at [email protected] with any questions. Thank you everyone!

We are currently raising money with RAN t-shirts! Check out our page on gofundme! >>>>>>https://www.gofundme.com/tacos-t...
01/03/2017
Click here to support Tacos (& T-shirts) are enjoyable by Matt Simpson

We are currently raising money with RAN t-shirts! Check out our page on gofundme! >>>>>>https://www.gofundme.com/tacos-tshirts-are-enjoyable

Refugee Alliance Network (RAN), formerly known as the African Rights Activist’s Group (ARAG), began in 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada and has recently expanded to the DC metropolitan area, serving the District of Columbia and its outlying suburbs. Our mission is to educate, inform, protect, and provid...

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
12/27/2016

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

USCRI is proud to be allies with ARAG - Refugee Alliance Network , an organization based in Washington D.C. working to establish connection between refugees. The Refugee Alliance Network publishes a monthly "Refugee Voice" newsletter.
Check it out: http://www.refugeealliances.org/

#USCRIspotlight

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
12/27/2016

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

USCRI is proud to be allies with ARAG - Refugee Alliance Network , an organization based in Washington D.C. working to establish connection between refugees. The Refugee Alliance Network publishes a monthly "Refugee Voice" newsletter.
Check it out: http://www.refugeealliances.org/

#USCRIspotlight

Sunday Education and Awareness Program at All Souls Unitarian Church from September to December, 2016 in Washington,D.C.
12/27/2016

Sunday Education and Awareness Program at All Souls Unitarian Church from September to December, 2016 in Washington,D.C.

The Launch of the LGBTI Project of the Refugee Congress with Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island, 1st District a...
12/27/2016

The Launch of the LGBTI Project of the Refugee Congress with Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island, 1st District and Co-Chair; LGBT Congressional Equality Caucus; December 8, 2016 at Cannon House Office Building in Washington,D.C.

Human Rights Day, December 10,2016 with Elisa Massimino and Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First in Washington,D.C.
12/27/2016

Human Rights Day, December 10,2016 with Elisa Massimino and Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First in Washington,D.C.

Refugee Alliance Network
12/27/2016

Refugee Alliance Network

08/18/2014
Refugee Alliance Network

Refugee Alliance Network

Society is still in need of the critical work done by Human Rights Defenders who are dedicated to saving the world from violence and impunity. When Human Rights Defenders in exile discontinue their activities, it can generate repercussions affecting peace and stability as a whole and reduce the number of activists in the field of Human Rights.

Empowering the work of the Human Rights Defenders in exile is consistent with the United Nations general Assembly Resolution 53/144 of December 9, 1998 on Human Rights Defenders. However, the Human Rights Defenders who are living in exile all over the world are restricted by factors such as racism, indifference, exclusion, poverty, gender inequality, homophobia, xenophobia, and more. Empowering the work of the Human Rights Defenders who are living in exile means eradicating poverty and contributing to the progress of Human Rights in general.

" Empowering Human Rights Defenders in Exile : Reengaging in Activism in support of your Home Country."

Where : Freedom House, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW suite 400, Washington,D.C 20036
Date : Thursday , August 28, 2014
Time : 2: 00 - 4 : 00 p.m

Speakers:
* Allida Black, Ph.D. Managing Director, the Allenswood Group Senior Fellow Women's Research and Education Institute.
* Amelia Parker, Executive-Director Peace Brigade International/USA
* Brian Dooley, Director, Human Rights Defenders at Human Rights First.
* Ginna Anderson, Senior Counsel, Center for Human Rights, American Bar Association.
* Facilitator : Jenai M. Cox, Program Manager Africa at Freedom House.
* Luzau Balowa : Journalist from DRCongo and Witness of an exiled Human Rights Defender in Uganda, Kenya and US.

RSVP: [email protected]

08/18/2014

Society is still in need of the critical work done by Human Rights Defenders who are dedicated to saving the world from violence and impunity. When Human Rights Defenders in exile discontinue their activities, it can generate repercussions affecting peace and stability as a whole and reduce the number of activists in the field of Human Rights.

Empowering the work of the Human Rights Defenders in exile is consistent with the United Nations general Assembly Resolution 53/144 of December 9, 1998 on Human Rights Defenders. However, the Human Rights Defenders who are living in exile all over the world are restricted by factors such as racism, indifference, exclusion, poverty, gender inequality, homophobia, xenophobia, and more. Empowering the work of the Human Rights Defenders who are living in exile means eradicating poverty and contributing to the progress of Human Rights in general.

" Empowering Human Rights Defenders in Exile : Reengaging in Activism in support of your Home Country."

Where : Freedom House, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW suite 400, Washington,D.C 20036
Date : Thursday , August 28, 2014
Time : 2: 00 - 4 : 00 p.m

Speakers:
* Allida Black, Ph.D. Managing Director, the Allenswood Group Senior Fellow Women's Research and Education Institute.
* Amelia Parker, Executive-Director Peace Brigade International/USA
* Brian Dooley, Director, Human Rights Defenders at Human Rights First.
* Ginna Anderson, Senior Counsel, Center for Human Rights, American Bar Association.
* Facilitator : Jenai M. Cox, Program Manager Africa at Freedom House.
* Luzau Balowa : Journalist from DRCongo and Witness of an exiled Human Rights Defender in Uganda, Kenya and US.

RSVP: [email protected]

10/29/2013

SHORTAGE OF ORGANS LEADING TO INCREASED HUMAN TRAFFICKING,WARNS UN EXPERT.

New-York,October 28

Growing number of people are exploited and compelled by need or by force to provide organs for transplantation to people within their own countries or abroad,the UN Special rapporteur on trafficking in persons,Joy Ngozi Ezeilo,warned on Friday.

"The root cause of trafficking in persons for the removal of organs is an acute shortage of organs for transplantation worldwide,and a mismatch between the growing demand for organ transplants and the strict limits set on available supplies,"the expert said in her annual report*to the UN general Assembly.

The Special rapporteur also stressed that available information on trafficking in persons for the removal of organs is incomplete and often unverified."This lack of information mainly results from the clandestine nature of the trafficking and from the fact that victims have little opportunities and incentives to denounce such violations,"she said

"Recipients are generally wealthy while victims are often poor,unemployed and with low levels of education.They can be easily deceived about the nature of the transaction and its potential impact,"the human rights expert noted.

Case studies examined by the Special Rapporteur show that victims,particularly those from Eastern Europe,South America and Asia,are lured into selling their organs on the promise of large amounts of money that are almost never paid in full.The study also shows that post-operative medical care offered to the victims is often inadequate.Many suffer from social exclusion and face direct threats aimed at silencing them.
(*)Check the full report: http://www.ohchr.org/ENIssues/Trafficking/Pages/Annual.aspx

10/17/2013
Refugee Alliance Network

COME JOIN US THIS AFTERNOON

"INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY"
Thursday,October 17,2013 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m
Angel Blessings Wellness Spa - 4485 S.Buffalo Dr.Las Vegas,NV 89147
With speakers from the American Red Cross,Nevada for common good,Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Refugee and Migration Service and Others.
Food and Drink will be served.
You are all invited.

Theme for 1013:
"Working together towards a world without discrimination:Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty."

"If we are to realize the future we want for all,we must hear and heed the calls of the marginalized...Together,we can build a sustainable world of prosperity and peace,justice and equality-a life of dignity for all."Ban-Ki-Moon

10/15/2013

"INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY"
Thursday,October 17,2013 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m
Angel Blessings Wellness Spa - 4485 S.Buffalo Dr.Las Vegas,NV 89147
With speakers from the American Red Cross,Nevada for common good,Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Refugee and Migration Service and Others.
Food and Drink will be served.
You are all invited.

Theme for 1013:
"Working together towards a world without discrimination:Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty."

"If we are to realize the future we want for all,we must hear and heed the calls of the marginalized...Together,we can build a sustainable world of prosperity and peace,justice and equality-a life of dignity for all."Ban-Ki-Moon

09/30/2013

Solidarity For the Empowerment Movement & Advancement Of Bhutanese (SEMA-B)
FIRST ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Date: Saturday,October 5,2013
Venue : CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY (Jewell Box Theatre)
1401 E.Flamingo Road,Las Vegas,NV 89119
Time : 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m
RSVP to : [email protected] or Call (702)689-4664,610-0093,339-5938

SEMA-B was created by resettled Bhutanese refugees in August,2012,and incorporated in the State of Nevada.
Please your support is needed.
See you there.

09/26/2013
Refugee Alliance Network

Refugee Alliance Network

"World Cup Construction will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead" Analysis:Qatar 2022 puts Fifa's reputation on the line.

BY Pete Pattisson in Kathmandu and Doha
Wednesday 26 September 2013 The Guardian.com

Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses,a guardian investigation has found,raising serious questions about Qatar's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

This summer,Nepalese workers died at a rate of almost one a day in Qatar,many of them young men who had sudden heart attacks.The investigation found evidence to suggest that thousands of Nepalese,who make make up the single largest group of labourers in Qatar,face exploitation and abuses that amount to MODERN-DAY SLAVERY,as defined by the International Labour Organisation(ILO),during a building binge paving the way for 2022.

According to documents obtained from the Nepalese embassy in Doha,at least 44 workers died between 4 June and 8 August,More than half died of heart attacks,heart failure or workplace accidents.
The investigation also reveals:
* Evidence of forced labour on a huge World Cup infrastructure project.
*Some Nepalese men have alleged that they have not been paid for months and have had their salaries retained to stop them running away.
*Some workers on other sites say employers routinely confiscate passports and refuse to issue ID cards,in effect reducing them to the status of illegal aliens.
*Some labourers say they have been denied access to free drinking water in the desert heat.
*About 30 Nepalese sought refuge at their embassy in Doha to escape the brutal conditions of their employment.

The allegations suggest a chain of exploitation leading from poor Nepalese villages to Qatari leaders.The overall picture is of one of the richest nations exploiting one of the poorest to get ready for the world's most popular sporting tournament.
The Guardian's Investigation also found men throughout the wider Qatari construction industry sleeping 12 to a room in places and getting sick through repulsive conditions in filthy hostels.Some say they have been forced to work without pay and left begging for food."We were working on an empty stomach for 24 hours;12 hours'work and then no food all night,"said Ram Kumar Mahara,27,"When I complained,my manager assaulted me,kicked me out of the labour camp I lived in and refused to pay me anything.I had to beg for food from other workers."

09/26/2013

"World Cup Construction will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead" Analysis:Qatar 2022 puts Fifa's reputation on the line.

BY Pete Pattisson in Kathmandu and Doha
Wednesday 26 September 2013 The Guardian.com

Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses,a guardian investigation has found,raising serious questions about Qatar's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

This summer,Nepalese workers died at a rate of almost one a day in Qatar,many of them young men who had sudden heart attacks.The investigation found evidence to suggest that thousands of Nepalese,who make make up the single largest group of labourers in Qatar,face exploitation and abuses that amount to MODERN-DAY SLAVERY,as defined by the International Labour Organisation(ILO),during a building binge paving the way for 2022.

According to documents obtained from the Nepalese embassy in Doha,at least 44 workers died between 4 June and 8 August,More than half died of heart attacks,heart failure or workplace accidents.
The investigation also reveals:
* Evidence of forced labour on a huge World Cup infrastructure project.
*Some Nepalese men have alleged that they have not been paid for months and have had their salaries retained to stop them running away.
*Some workers on other sites say employers routinely confiscate passports and refuse to issue ID cards,in effect reducing them to the status of illegal aliens.
*Some labourers say they have been denied access to free drinking water in the desert heat.
*About 30 Nepalese sought refuge at their embassy in Doha to escape the brutal conditions of their employment.

The allegations suggest a chain of exploitation leading from poor Nepalese villages to Qatari leaders.The overall picture is of one of the richest nations exploiting one of the poorest to get ready for the world's most popular sporting tournament.
The Guardian's Investigation also found men throughout the wider Qatari construction industry sleeping 12 to a room in places and getting sick through repulsive conditions in filthy hostels.Some say they have been forced to work without pay and left begging for food."We were working on an empty stomach for 24 hours;12 hours'work and then no food all night,"said Ram Kumar Mahara,27,"When I complained,my manager assaulted me,kicked me out of the labour camp I lived in and refused to pay me anything.I had to beg for food from other workers."

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