“We refugees and asylum seekers need protection NOT detention”.
We, Ex-detainees at RISE in Australia, mark the 3rd of September as Ex-Detainees’ Day for all Asylum Seekers and Refugees who have been forcefully detained whilst seeking protection. The 3rd of September will serve to commemorate and give a collective voice to Refugees and Asylum Seekers around the world who are facing discrimination and criminalisation due to detainment. Ex-detainees’ day will be controlled and managed ONLY by ex-detainees to highlight and oppose all forms of Refugee and Asylum Seeker detention around the world : doesn’t matter if for 1 day or 30 days or 1 year or any other length of time.
More information coming soon.