Solidarity Philippines Australia Network (SPAN)
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SPAN is a network of Filipino and Australian individuals and organisations active in solidarity with the struggles of the Filipino peoples for Human Rights, Self-Determination, Social Justice, Peace and Democracy.  SPAN identifies with the poor and oppressed majority of the Philippines and acts upon its special concern for women and children in general and indigenous peoples in particular.

You can find out more about the aims and objectives of SPAN in the Aims & Constitution.

SPAN publishes a quarterly newsletter, KASAMA, now in its twenty-sixth year of continuous publication.

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Welcome to - the home of KASAMA
KASAMA is the newsletter of Solidarity Philippines Australia Network (SPAN) also publishes available issues of the Queensland newsletter of Philippines Australia Solidarity Group (PASG).

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KASAMA means friend, companion, comrade...

The last regular issue of Kasama, Volume 26 Number 3, was published in September 2012.

The SPAN Coordinators have decided to publish the entire opus of PASG QLD newsletters from 1987-1995.
They are available online in pdf format from the PASG QLD Archive.

Center for Migrant Advocacy
Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA)

CMA Logo CMA advocates for the rights of Filipino migrants everywhere – whether they are land based or sea-based migrants and Filipino immigrants or permanent residents and their families.




Centre for Philippine Concerns Australia
Centre for Philippine Concerns Australia (CPCA)

CPCA Logo CPCA is a national network of Filipino individuals and organisations in Australia committed to advancing the Filipino people's interests. It was formally established in November 1991. The CPCA national office is located in Melbourne. There is also a Brisbane Branch office. There are CPCA members currently living in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territories and in the Philippines itself.

Deaths & Disappearances
Includes updated summary of the Violent Deaths and Disappearances of Filipino Women and Children in Australia as at 18th July 2011.

Confronting Sexual Exploitation
Strengthening Solidarity With Filipino Women Against Sexual Exploitation
Campaign Against Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Filipino Women.
Exposure/Study Tour to the Philippines June l9-July 4, 1995.
Report of the Participants from Australia and Aotearoa/N.Z.

Filipino Women & Sexual Violence: Speaking Out & Providing Services
Paper presented to the Immigrant Women's Support Service Forum "Sexual Violence in a Gender, Cultural and Human Rights Framework" on 24th November, 2000, by Dee Dicen Hunt and Cora Sta. Ana-Gatbonton, Centre for Philippine Concerns Australia (Brisbane Branch). Check out the Immigrant Women's Support Service (IWSS) website.

Filipino Community Organising on Women's Issues in Australia
Paper presented by Dee Dicen Hunt at the 'STOP THE TRAFFIC SYMPOSIUM: Addressing trafficking in women for prostitution' organised by Project Respect held on February 25th, 2002 at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Vivian Alvarez Solon
Comprehensive list of links to Kasama articles about Vivian’s case, submissions from CPCA-Brisbane and Justice Alliance for Vivian to the Senate Inquiry into the administration and operation of the 1958 Migration Act and links to other documents including the Palmer Inquiry Report and the Senate DFAT Committee Interim Report “The removal, search for and discovery of Ms Vivian Solon”

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