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’ Day Statement 2022

On eX-detainees’ Day, we demand reparations for eX-detainee refugees in "Australia" with top priority given to them by social services, including health, housing, employment and education and food banks. 29/09/2022 We, Refugee eX-detainees in so-called Australia, mark...

eX-detainees’ statement :  Dump the refugee saviour industrial complex and create space for lasting change –  eX-detainees’ in so-called Australia call for a boycott of “Refugee Week”, and “World Refugee Day” 20/06/2022

When our quest for freedom and safety has been sabotaged and questioned,When our lives are crushed and disabled permanently in Australian-run detention centres,When we are systematically discriminated against outside detention centres as well;Eating refugee-cooked...

Media Release : 20/05/2022 – Mandatory refugee detention is not only arbitrary detention – from our experience, it is the mandatory torture of refugees. RISE eX-detainees urge the Australian Public NOT to Vote for Any Parties that Support Mandatory Detention Policies – not for 1 day or indefinitely – during Federal Election 2022

For thirty years during every Australian federal election campaign, our lives have been used as political fodder to advance the careers of politicians and their associates. We are not your political pawns. Enough is enough - we request the Australian public NOT to...