Civil Society Development
VOICE (Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment) is a non-profit non-governmental organization, providing a voice for the Vietnamese community through education and advocacy for the protection of Vietnamese refugees, as well as addressing other issues confronting the conscience of our community.
VOICE office reopens in Manila. One refugee family in Cambodia left for Canada. Internship program started.
CIC policy change concerning remaining stateless Vietnamese boat people in Thailand.
Meeting with CIC Minister Jason Kenney of Canada concerning the same caseload.
May - August
Fundraisers for VOICE organised by former refugees from the Philippines in Norway, Australia and the US.