Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Awards (GPHR)
May 18 Academy
|Name||Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)|
|Profile||APRRN is a network organisation established in 2008, made up of 451 civil society organisations and individuals from 29 countries committed to advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific region. The core of APRRN’s work is focused around advocacy through information and resource sharing, capacity strengthening, joint advocacy, and outreach.
APRRN’s role in strategically advancing refugee rights in the region is achieved through: creating a refugee rights movement by bringing together isolated actors; amplifying disadvantaged voices; exchanging good practices; providing skills, tools, and resources to national members to position them to respond to protection challenges; providing refugees with a platform to advocate for their own rights; and taking an inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach to advocacy.
APRRN members are diverse, including service providers, human rights advocacy groups, research institutions, law firms providing pro-bono legal aid, refugee community-based organisations and refugees.