The right to liberty is universal but the road is strewn with hardship for many. Together, let's strive to put LIBERTY first.
We are dedicated to freeing refugees and people who are stateless from onshore immigration detention.There are an estimated 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide and over 3.9 million people are stateless.Between 2009 to 2018, Australia recognized or resettled only 0.89% of the 20.3 million refugees recognized globally.*Just over a thousand refugees & the stateless are locked up within the confines of eight notorious Australian detention centres with limited legal representation.*
source - UNHCR 2020
HR4A is a charitable law firm that provides some of the most senior, dedicated and passionate legal minds in Australia, free of charge, to people being held in indefinite and long-term detention. HR4A seeks liberty for all, regardless of race, colour, religion or economic background. Most human rights organisations focus on those asylum seekers on Manus or Nauru. There are few, if any (apart from HR4A), which dedicate resources for onshore detainees.
We are driven by empathy. Operating pro-bono, many of our activities rely completely on volunteer support as well as donations from individuals and organisations who share the same passion for freedom.
HR4A takes on the “too hard” or “impossible” cases, which have often exhausted traditional legal approaches. HR4A actively looks for aspects of cases that have not been pursued fully or can be challenged in an alternative fashion.
We challenge the current narrative around people seeking asylum through the success of our cases, submissions to human rights organisations and media engagement. We push the system to ensure the basic human rights of people in detention are recognized and respected.
We believe that the current system of immigration detention needs to be brought to the attention of the Australian public along with the UN and other international human rights bodies, through public discourse and media focus. To advance our cause, we are training the next generation of human rights lawyers through our internship program.
Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) opened its doors in 1977 and since has supported thousands of the most vulnerable members of our community gain access to justice.
Who we are
Legal help can provide a crucial intervention at a crisis point in a person's life. We provide free legal advice to people who could not otherwise gain access to legal assistance. By providing free, high quality legal services to disadvantaged people in our communities RLC is helping marginalized individuals achieve justice.
What we do
-Help women escape domestic violence-Fight discrimination and human rights violations-Give a voice to those who have have police complaints or who have been the victim of police misconduct-Advice and represent vulnerable tenants to prevent homelessness-Provide support for individuals facing employment disputes; such as unfair dismissal-Assist people experiencing credit and debt problems; such as being exploited by unfair lending practices-Government accountability.
In addition to providing legal advice and casework to disadvantaged Australians, RLC supports the community through education and advocacy.
WLS NSW is an independent non-profit organisation, which provides a voice for women in NSW and promotes access to justice, particularly for women who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances. Our Foundation is an independent organisation, set up to support and promote innovative projects and to campaign for reform of unjust laws, policy and legal processes that affect the rights and limit the lives of women, particularly those most disadvantaged in their access to justice.
Women’s Legal Service NSW is the only state-wide specialist domestic violence legal service for women and it has been for over 30 years.
In a time of great financial uncertainty, please donate today and support our pursuit of a fair and just legal system for all women in NSW.
For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has been offering support and care to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in our communities. We believe that no one should have to go it alone and journey with our clients for the long run. Today, The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of social and welfare services in Australia.
Every week, thousands of Australians turn to us for help – for shelter, food, a refuge from domestic violence, for counselling and many other needs. Our areas of focus are youth, homelessness and emergency assistance, recovery services (drug and alcohol rehabilitation), rural and emergency (disaster) services.
This Benojo profile relates to the work of The Salvation Army nationally and covers all Australian States and Territories.
We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to call home.
Since 20003 we have been working to raise funds and awareness for smaller grassroots homeless services that deliver critical services but are often forgotten about when it comes to funding. To date we have raised and distributed over $5.6 million, funding 1888 projects and supporting 612 organisations across Australia.
When you support StreetSmart you will be joining other STREETFUNDERS. Each month we seek out and fund a different project responding to a different aspect of homelessness. We will be able to tell you where your funds have gone and the impact that has been achieved together.
Join Us and take action against homelessness.
Adam RobinsonFounder and CEO
Marrickville Legal Centre is a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Sydney’s inner-west, working across NSW.
We provide holistic support to people experiencing disadvantage in our legal system through free legal and related services. We advocate for equal access to justice and the protection of human rights, and we work to improve our local communities.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national leadership organisation for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.We work with our Members, governments, businesses and the wider community to meaningfully reduce the number of deaths by suicide that take place in this country. Our vision is a world without suicide.
AED Legal Centre is multi award-winning centre run by the Association of Employees with Disability Inc. (AED) - an incorporated organisation established in 2003.
Our main objective is to defend the rights of people with a disability who have been discriminated against in education or employment and give them access to the justice system. We do this by providing information, education, advice and legal representation.
We would like to provide more free legal services to people with disability. The impact of our services consists in: job retention, compensation for pain and suffering, mental well-being, self-esteem and confidence.Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Donations $2 or more are tax deductible.Please help if you can.Thank you
Thrive Association supports the wellbeing of children and young people in the Northern Territory of Australia by promoting and advancing the use of trauma-informed, culturally safe, therapeutic, strengths-based, and collaborative practices in legal matters relating to children, young people and families. It also does so by engaging ongoingly with experts in the field, liaising with stakeholders, and making information and resources on these topics more readily available to practitioners and the community.
We are a global organisation that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.Our team includes hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work in nearly 20 communities.
IJM Australia partners with International Justice Mission globally to deliver justice programs bringing rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
Bawurra Foundation's aims to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to increase school retention and literacy rates by providing a new and engaging way to learn about culture and community. Community relationships are built on trust to share true cultural identity and help preserve valuable Songlines, Language and history on the Bawurra Digital Library. Our digital library acts as both an engagement tool for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, helping drive interest with culturally relevant materials, and as a digital textbook and cultural education tool for all Australian students and staff in the education system. Bawurra promotes the Indigenous culture of the many nations within Australia with a history of over 60,000 years.
The Youth Development Foundation is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the young people within our region improve the circumstances of their lives through engagement with positive activities, free training, confidence & motivation building, free job-ready programs, crisis accommodation, work experience & more.
YDF is widely known and supported from our local community, however we would like to expand our horizons through the use of social media, local advertising, online campaigns and more.
The Youth Development Foundation are ready to help young people who are doing life a bit tough.We are committed to ensuring our young people have the right support. We provide a short and/or long term helping hand to help our young people turn their lives around. The Youth Development Foundation is a space where our young adults will feel safe and will find the right support to help focus on improving their life skills and knowledge.
We provide a structured community inclusive program incorporating social skills, customised training, mentoring/coaching, youth support and vocational education to support identified “at risk” young people, regain a sense of their own self-worth, respect and improve lives.
We offer a realistic work experience environment, where real skills and knowledge, on a live operating site, are learnt. We provide opportunities for marketing our young people to real employers, with real employment opportunities.At Youth Development Foundation we assist with:• Nationally accredited training• Crisis accommodation• Drug and alcohol support• Advocacy support• Life and social skills• Employability skills• Work placement• Mentoring and coaching• Drop in centre
YDF has served 1587 young people & counting across the region since Sep 2014, all of whom were deemed ‘at risk’ or have ‘major barriers to employment’. With a network of 63 local employers and mentors it has supported disadvantaged young people:• 649 attain work• 293 be placed directly into YDF’s employer network• 817 access advocacy and medical services• 194 into further study or return to schoolOther data shows:• 448 were female participants• 255 were Indigenous participants(Statistics are from July 2017)
Overall engagement is 95% of which 96% successfully improve their overall circumstances.Participants are recruited through the networks YDF has established with government and non-government agencies in the area who also connected with disadvantaged youth. Connections have also been made with other organisations that deliver other projects and referral is made to these when appropriate.We work with various government agencies to ensure our young people are aware of the right services and assist them to access these services at the right times. Some of the agencies we work with include:• Department of Child Safety• Project Booyah – Queensland Police Service• Department of Corrective Services• Department of Justice and Attorney-General• Job Active Providers• Community Welfare Groups
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The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the disadvantaged, disengaged or “at-risk” young people within our community.The Youth Development Foundation assists young people with the following:• Job-ready programs/qualifications• Marketing to local employers• Housing/Accommodation• Work Experience• Family/parent support• Medical checks • Cultural Awareness programs• Food Hampers• Legal Advice/attend court• Mentoring & Support• Learner Licenses• & SO MUCH MORE!
YDF offers young people the opportunity to participate in a positive and fulfilling activity which in turn, gives them the opportunity to grow into contributing members of the community.
The Women's Justice Network mentor and advocate for women and girls affected by the criminal justice system.
Women's Justice Network (WJN) is a socially inclusive based charity managed and directed by a group of women, dedicated to improving the status, wellbeing, and prospects of women and female youth in the criminal justice system. WJN takes a holistic approach to address the social injustices that exist for women and girls in the criminal justice system and campaigns to raise awareness of, and progress the cultural, social, economic and political inequalities that sustain these injustices. WJN operates a voluntary adult and girls mentoring program that seeks to enhance the well-being of women and girls by increasing their social capital, supporting their community reintegration, encouraging their autonomy and learning from their lived experience.