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What we Advocate For?

Provides independent advocacy for Refugees people  and other vulnerable group to uphold their human rights and to address instances of discrimination, abuse, neglect and exploitation

  • Advocates are completely on the side of the person with a disability or being disadvantaged

  • Strongly supports cases where an individual has been taken advantage of or their rights have been infringed upon because of their disability

  • Supports individuals who may be subject to disadvantage over and above their situation because of race and or the isolation they often experience within society generally.

Definition of Advocacy

Here A Lifeline For Forgotten Refugees.

Advocacy strives to be emphatic and vigorous, functioning , speaking, acting, writing,  with minimum conflict of interest, on behalf of the sincerely perceived interests of a person or group, in order to promote, protect and defend the welfare of, and justice for, either individuals or groups.


UFVRA Believed that, Advocacy may include issues related to:

  • employment

  • housing

  • medical

  • education and training

  • freedom of information

  • handling complaints

  • access and transport

  • discrimination 



Providing refugees women and girls with access to services such as psychological provision, training, and business resources are vital in ensuring a healthy, functional society with a sustainable low-cost. 

Through the services offered by our empowerment projects across Australia  and international, thousands of women have received psychological support and vital resources which have paved the way for better mental health and financial independence based on the situation on the ground

UFVRA empowerment projects reach out to vulnerable refugee’s women, who have experienced gender-based violence, or have become widowed mothers in search of financial freedom.

Stand Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence!


UFVRA advocacy is about stopping sexual assault and domestic violence – stand against it to happen.


United Federation of volunteers for refugee’s action is different because we don’t just talk about the issues - we are on the front lines every day, working to provide real support in rebuilding people’s lives and advocating for the violence from happening.

Every day we see the pain and suffering which is caused by domestic violence and sexual assault and every day UFVRA advocate to end sexual assault and domestic violence in different ways:

1.The organisation work with experts to develop and implement programs that actually prevent violence:

  • Supporting and empowering Aboriginal Women in communities with shockingly high rates of sexual assault.

  • Trialling innovative men’s behaviour change counselling for men.

  • Undertaking important research to advance the understanding of the impacts of sexual assault on survivors and how these impacts can be effectively treated.

  • Consulting with workplaces to assist in their policy development and training, ensuring employees are well trained and supported in responding to gendered violence.           

2.    The organisation resources the front line trauma counselling services referred to our partners based on different situation, case by case to meet the growing demand from those who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence.


What have we done so far?

  • In 2017 we helped 127 men, women and children with specialist trauma counselling.

  • 45 women from remote and urban Aboriginal communities and others are empowered by No more violent program to become agents of social change.

  • Over 100 people have attended our community workshops programs addressing gender-based violence.

  • Our men’s behaviour change program is under contact with a large private employer of young men. We hope other companies may decide to engage and become part of the solution.

  • Our programs are working to drive real change and create a society where sexual violence is no longer tolerated and accepted.


All together, we will put an end to sexual assault and domestic violence – stand against.

Your support can help us make that happen.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognize that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.www.ufvra.org.au

United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action pays its good wishes to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledges the elders past, present and emerging.  We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope, respect and value for the future.

Our Values

Value People|Innovation|Sustainability|Equity|We are Stewards|We Are Partners |We are Responsive|We are Committed to the Poor | Accountability

Our Partners 

We're partnering with over 49 organisations and 80,000 local volunteers to tackle the world's greatest problems

UFVRA is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct and Fundraising Charter, which commits international aid and development organisations to good standards of governance, transparency, accountability and effectiveness.

Kenya Office

Thika Road, Plot 82 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0)777787



2610 University Avenue West, Suite 551
St. Paul, MN 55114 USA

Tel: 046988317


UFVRA head-Office - Australia

76 Beaudesert, Road, 

Moorooka, Qld 4105

UFVRA - Australia  "Since-1991"

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