2022 Impact report

This financial year FDPN has invested time and resources in the capacity building of the organisation. The team achieved the following: Here is a snapshot of what has been achieved in 2022:

Join FDPN team!

Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is looking to engage 3 people to help deliver our projects. As an LGBTIQ+ refugee-led organisation we are prioritising people with lived experience for all paid opportunities.  Administrative assistant  This is a fixed term 1 year consultancy opportunity. A successful candidate will enter into a contract with the Forcibly DisplacedContinue reading “Join FDPN team!”

Afghanistan diaspora welcomes Ukrainians as Morrison Government refugee policy fails

reposted from Action for Afghanistan Media Release 03.03.2022 The Action for Afghanistan campaign stands in solidarity with all those fleeing war and persecution in Ukraine, Australia can and must welcome refugees and people fleeing war from around the world. The Morrison Government’s response to the invasion of Ukraine shows it can act swiftly to help those fleeingContinue reading “Afghanistan diaspora welcomes Ukrainians as Morrison Government refugee policy fails”

2021 Impact Report

Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is the first registered LGBTIQ+ refugee-led organisation in Australia. It was officially registered in 2020. FDPN does not receive any funding to cover staff hours. FDPN supports LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and forced migrants originating from non- Western countries. We are a member of Refugee Council of Australia, Settlement CouncilContinue reading “2021 Impact Report”

Expressions of Interest: Join as FDPN member or Board Director

Would 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 People

Australia’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”

What you need to know about Census in Australia

What 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 camp

April 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”