Tag: Pandemic

Human Rights Under COVID-19

The year 2020 began as always with hope, optimism and lots of vibrancy but ended under a cloud of uncertainty and an undeniable cry for ‘normalcy’. Death, anxiety, fear and madness have become the norm. The pandemic has already decimated an alarming proportion of the world’s population. The war to contain, control and eradicate COVID-19 […]

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Migrant women and family violence during lockdown

Gabriela Australia’s online forum on Migrant women and family violence during lockdown was very successful and have attracted zoom attendance from different formations (mainstream family and domestic violence services, community organisations, and government agency) and individuals. Facebook live streaming garnered almost a thousand engagements and views at the time of the activity and continues to […]

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Support Network for International Students (SNIS) launched. Immediate actions followed.

By Candice Rabusa: The Support Network for International Students (SNIS) was officially launched on Saturday, the 12th of September 2020. International students are one of the most vulnerable sectors of the Australian society and the pandemic just uncovered how severe the insti- tutional issues are. SNIS was born out of the necessity to consolidate the […]

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Tulungan Migrante Perth

This COVID-19 pandemic has brought a crisis to us all in these challenging times, especially to the International Students (IS) and Temporary Working Visa (TWV) holders in Australia. Here in WA, particularly in Perth, Migrante has been able to reach out to more than 200 Filipino IS through Tulungan Migrante Perth, a project of Migrante […]

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Migrante Greater Southwest Sydney during COVID-19

By Aida Morden: Forced self-isolation, physical distancing, lockdowns and travel bans were bywords under COVID-19… and they were alarmingly real. Organisations like Migrante Southwest Sydney , that heavily rely on group activities such as meetings, forums and conferences to achieve our goals in community work had to quickly redefine our strategies and switched to different […]

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Issues confronting Filipino international RTO students amidst the COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland: A Discussion Paper

By Gino Orticio and Alan Eduliantes, Migrante Queensland: This discussion paper highlights a case of a young Filipino interna- tional student currently enrolled in one Queensland’s registered training organisations (RTOs). Her case represents the plight and vulner- abilities of a sector of Filipinos who decided to take the migrant’s journey to Queensland via the Subclass […]

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