NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and eX-detainees is the first Refugee and Asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be run and governed by Refugees, Asylum seekers and eX-detainees. We were founded in 2010 by an eX-detainee who was held hostage in both offshore and onshore detention camps. RISE Board of Directors come from diverse Refugee backgrounds with strong connections to the community.

Our projects, campaigns and services are managed, developed and run by people from eX-detainee, Refugee and Asylum seeker backgrounds who have first-hand experience of settling in and outside Australia.

Join us as we fight for refugees’ rights in Australia and around the world

As eX-detainees, Asylum seekers and Refugees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and eX-detainees is the first Refugee and Asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be run and governed by Refugees, Asylum seekers and eX-detainees. We were founded in 2010 by an eX-detainee who was held hostage in both offshore and onshore detention camps. RISE Board of Directors come from diverse Refugee backgrounds with strong connections to the community.

Our projects, campaigns and services are managed, developed and run by people from eX-detainee, Refugee and Asylum seeker backgrounds who have first-hand experience of settling in and outside Australia.

Join us as we fight for refugees’ rights in Australia and around the world

As eX-detainees, Asylum seekers and Refugees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

MEMBER SERVICES

RISE projects and services aim to redress social barriers and empower Refugee, eX-detainee and Asylum seeker communities to actively participate in society.

CAMPAIGNS

Our main focus at RISE is to advocate for the abolition of Australia’s cruel Refugee policies including mandatory detention and as well as global policies that adversely impact on our members.

SUPPORT RISE.

RISE is managed, developed and run by people from Refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. RISE is a tax-deductible organisation and your financial support will enable us to assist eX-detainees, Refugees and Asylum seekers in building their new lives in Australia.

OUR VOICES

RISE covers the current local and international climate facing by Refugees. All articles, opinion pieces and statements are entirely written by eX-detainees, Refugees and Asylum seekers.

eX-detainees’ Statement : eX-detainees urge anyone who is organising detention protests and rallies to STOP inviting politicians or detention workers. It is Triggering, Unacceptable and commodifies our experiences. 07/05/2021

Enough is Enough! eX-detainees urge anyone who is organising detention protests and rallies to STOP inviting politicians or detention workers. It is Triggering, Unacceptable and commodifies our experiences. RISE highly condemns those who are continuously organising...

#StudentWalkOut Media Release : 04/05/2021 – Students who support human rights everywhere should join the call of eX-detainees to End Detention Centres and End Mandatory Detention Policy

#StudentWalkOut Media Release : 04/05/2021 - Students who support human rights everywhere should join the call of eX-detainees to End Detention Centres and End Mandatory Detention Policy  RISE eX-detainees are calling for students across Australia to take action...

eX-detainees demand the immediate release of refugee detainees at The Park Hotel Melbourne, along with state accountability and action for permanent protection and community settlement.- 19/03/2021

#OzHotelPrisons eX-detainees demand the immediate release of refugee detainees at The Park Hotel Melbourne, along with state accountability and action for permanent protection and community settlement. Yesterday, (19th of April 2021) 17 Refugee detainees were forcibly...