Australia’s Refugee Week theme of “A Place to Call Home” encourages people to think about the global themes of protection and human rights by focusing on the fundamental right to a secure place to call home. It encourages Australians to think about our common obligations to people who have no secure home, as well as to acknowledge the 700,000 refugees and humanitarian migrants over the past 60 years who have made Australia their home.
Planning for Refugee Week is now well underway. It will be held to coincide with the global celebration of World Refugee Day (June 20).
With June not far away we would like to invite all to start thinking about how they can participate in Refugee Week this year. There are lots of different ways to mark the week from the simple to the elaborate.
The Refugee Council of Australia has produced a 2008 Refugee Week Resource Kit with facts and statistics on refugees and asylum seekers, useful web resources and a list of refugee related movies and documentaries as well as ideas for celebration of refugee week.
An online calendar of events will be posted on the web site closer to June. Please send details of your event.