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Foundation for the Rights of Disadvantaged Populations (dba APRRN)

APRRN is a network of more than 200 civil society organisations and individuals covering more than 30 countries in the Asia Pacific region. APRRN was formed in November 2008 at the first Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights (APCRR), held in Malaysia, in which representatives of 70 civil society organisations from 14 countries determined the necessity of establishing a coordinating entity to convene collaborative action and thus progress and advance refugee rights across the region. APRRN aims to advance the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection in the Asia Pacific region. APRRN is a collaborative movement which advances the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection-including refugees, people seeking asylum, torture survivors and complainants, trafficked persons, IDPs, stateless persons, migrants in vulnerable situations and returnees-in the Asia Pacific region so they may have equal and adequate access to assistance and protection, and to timely durable solutions. APRRN's Secretariat is a trusted advisor and crucial resource. We deliver the essential toolkit to facilitate joint, comprehensive and far-reaching refugee rights advocacy in the region, to ensure refugees, migrants and asylum seekers have access to equitable assistance, socioeconomic inclusion, protection and timely durable solutions. This includes delivering human rights capacity building; distributing emerging information regarding inclusion and human rights; convening forums and learning exchanges for members and non-members to facilitate essential discourse; sharing best practices; and engendering collaborative advocacy action to advance refugee rights in the Asia Pacific region. Advocacy conducted in silo is ineffective. APRRN facilitates cross-cultural collaboration and regional action of otherwise isolated human rights groups, galvanising and directing momentum to ensure the region is effectively, safely and collaboratively demanding action and thereby advancing the socioeconomic inclusion and equitable human rights of refugees and asylum seekers. APRRN's action is critical to ensure governments in Asia Pacific implement refugee rights legislation, to prevent and end severe violations of fundamental human rights such as immigration detention, Rohingya persecution and loss of life at sea. By working together as a regional network, our ability to hold national governments to account is magnified, and therefore we can achieve the greatest inclusive policy and legislative change to advance the equal rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the region. The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network is registered as a Foundation in Thailand, under the name Foundation for the Rights of Disadvantaged Populations, on the advice of legal professionals. In practice the two entities function as a singular body, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.

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Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
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