Every person, irrespective of age, race, gender or religion has the right to live safely, free from persecution. When applying to Australia for protection, asylum seekers should be treated with
dignity and respect and their claims should be processed with expediency.
The Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP) is a Melbourne-based initiative of the Brigidine Sisters which aims to:
• Provide hospitality and practical support for asylum seekers;
• Actively network with like-minded individuals and groups who are working for justice for asylum seekers;
• Promote advocacy for the rights of asylum seekers;
• Engage in education about asylum seekers’ issues.
The Project works with, and for, asylum seekers both in detention and in the community. Concerned and compassionate women and men across cultures and generations contribute to the work of the Project.
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Our Voice, Their Safety
As a ceaseless women’s advocate and grant-maker focused on addressing the causes of gender based violence, the Victorian Women’s Trust can no longer remain silent about abuse on their watch.
They are compelled to make safety a priority, joining with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP), and Refugee Advocacy Network as well as many organisations and concerned citizens supporting safe refuge for people seeking asylum.
Through the Our Voice Their Safety campaign the Trust is calling on you and your networks to join with us in raising our voices to improve the situation of women and children on Nauru, demanding our Government endorse an alternative, humane plan for all people seeking asylum in Australia.
Visit Our Voice Their Safety for details.
Help BASP raise funds for housing
Family Support through English Teaching
We are looking for volunteers!
BASP is running a volunteer program to provide English lessons to asylum seekers in the community. Click here to learn more about the program and how you can volunteer.
As always, if you have any questions you would like answered, please post them to the site – we’ll do what we can to research and answer them for you.