ISSN 1710-6931 May 14, 2004 Issue 21

Run for Rights

2004 will be the first year for RESPECT to participate in Winnipeg's annual "Run For Rights" marathon. The idea behind this marathon is for organizations to collect runners/ walkers/ cyclists who will take pledges for their organization. The money raised by each runner will go to their participating organization (RESPECT for example), and will be used towards human rights. The 2004 focus is Supporting Women's Rights locally and around the world. RESPECT is looking at spending their funds on postage. In addition, RESPECT hopes the funds they raise will help to lift off the project of providing computers to refugee communities. There are many things RESPECT could do with some money. more>>

Winnipeg students
take 'refugee' class

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg high school is trying a new kind of camp that lets students feel what it's like to live the difficult life of a refugee.

Although the experience only lasts a day, the students say it is one they will never forget. more>>

Flotillas of Hope

A group of yachts and their crew will be heading off from Australia and sailing to the small nation island of Nauru on the 15th May with the aim to arrive at Nauru for World Refugee Day, 20th June 2004.

The yachts are going to Nauru with the specific goal of bringing hope to those detained in appalling conditions in Nauru's Australian Immigration gulags. The Flotillas of Hope also wish to highlight the plight of the indigenous Nauruans who through the neglect of the Nauruan government has sold their future to foreign interests. more>>


NetAid Global
Action Awards

Reposted from Youth Service America's National Service Briefing:

If you're a teenager who's working hard to fight global poverty, NetAid wants to thank you and let others know about your outstanding work! NetAid's Global Action Awards will honor young people in the U.S. ages 14-18 who are building a brighter future for the world's poorest people. The Awardees will receive $5000 and a trip to an awards celebration in New York City. NetAid is accepting applications from now until September 24th. Find out how you can apply at

Friends of RESPECT
Receive Subscriptions

Some of RESPECT's friends will soon be receiving free subscriptions to Forced Migration Review (FMR) thanks to the generosity of its publishers. FMR is published by the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford, UK.

One of the goals of FMR is to promote wider public knowledge of, and respect for, the UN Refugee Convention and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.



Eureka near Sydney Opera House

Eureka near Sydney Opera House. The Eureka will lead the Flotilla of Hope 2004, setting sail with other yachts and their crews on the 15th May 2004 with the aim of arriving at Nauru for World Refugee Day, 20th June 2004.


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