connections / July 23, 2012
Braving the Waves for a Better future
A report from Negombo that looks at the risky journey that illegal migrants make from Sri Lanka to Australia in fishing trawlers and what compels them to do it.
Human Rights Watch on Asylum Seekers from Sri Lanka (Full Interview)
Brad Adams, the Director of Human Rights Watch (Asia Division) shares his views on the accelerated trend to seek asylum through irregular means from Sri Lanka, failed asylum seekers who are at risk of torture once deported and why the United Kingdom remains one among the preferred destinations among other matters.
Shakthi Sivanathan of CuriousWorks on Refugees and Asylum seekers
Shakthi Sivanathan, of CuriousWorks joined us on Connections to speak to us about the work of his organization and the projects done with asylum seekers and refugees from Sri Lanka and other parts of the world, while providing interesting insights into how asylum seekers and refugees are perceived and treated in Australia.
The Stories Project : Villawood Mums by CuriousWorks
“Villawood Mums”, a production by CuriousWorks documents the experience of two women at the Villawood detention centre that was once known as the Villawood hostel. 10 years and some policy reforms separate their arrival.