We would love to see you at our Auckland Pride 2021 event: So Far To Go: The Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
When: Monday 15 February, 7 – 9pm.
Where: Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central
Register: click here
This venue has an accessible toilet and is wheelchair friendly.
“So far to go” depicts both the distance Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers have travelled to Aotearoa NZ and the huge gaps in our immigration laws and policies that leave refugees and asylum seekers isolated with inadequate support, sometimes held in detention. Our expert panel includes the Green Party’s Refugee Spokesperson, MP Golriz Ghahraman, Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers, refugee lawyers, and community advocates. Find out more about the changes needed to fully respect the rights of all refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa NZ – including additional challenges faced by those who are members of our Rainbow communities.
COVID-19 has exposed the lack of support for asylum seekers and refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly those on temporary visas. It has also seen an increase in xenophobia and anti-immigration sentiments. How can Rainbow communities better support refugees and asylum seekers, including through advocating for changes to immigration policies?