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We work towards a world where LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people are included in societies and are safe, free and supported.
Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is the first organisation in Australia to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTIQ+ forced displacement and be driven by the lived experience of it.
FDPN is established to promote human rights and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement through peer support and strengthening services and policy responses.
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How We Help
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Information and resources
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- What you need to know about Census in AustraliaWhat happens if I haven’t completed my Census? If you don’t complete it, you could be fined up to $222 a day. When you need to complete the Census? TONIGHT! Tuesday 10 August 2021You can fill in your form onlineLink to Census https://www.census.abs.gov.au Who needs to participate? Everyone who is living in Australia this includes:Continue reading “What you need to know about Census in Australia”
- 70 years of Refugee Convention: who is left behind?This week marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention. For the past 70 years, thanks to the international human rights law displaced people have been getting access to safety and protection. But who is left behind? While LGBTIQ+ people who are subjected to persecution can seek asylum and get a refugee status, theContinue reading “70 years of Refugee Convention: who is left behind?”
- Another life is taken: statement on the death of an LGBTIQ+ refugee in Kakuma campApril 13, 2021 Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) condemns all targeted and hate based violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) asylum seekers and refugees currently stranded in refugee camps and similar temporary accommodation across the world. FDPN was made aware through a media statement by UNHCR in Kenya that an LGBTIQ+Continue reading “Another life is taken: statement on the death of an LGBTIQ+ refugee in Kakuma camp”
- Expressions of Interest: Join as FDPN member or Board DirectorWould you thrive in a role that is making a real difference to the lives of forcibly displaced LGBTIQ+ people? Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is an organisation established to promote the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people. We are looking for members to join our organisation. New members can then nominate to serve onContinue reading “Expressions of Interest: Join as FDPN member or Board Director”
- Media Release: Australia’s Response To The Situation in Afghanistan Must Be Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Forcibly Displaced PeopleAustralia’s Response To The Situation in Afghanistan Must Be Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Forcibly Displaced People 18 August 2021 The Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) we recognise the work of Afghan people who are of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. We mourn the lives lost due to homophobia and transphobia. TheContinue reading “Media Release: Australia’s Response To The Situation in Afghanistan Must Be Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Forcibly Displaced People”