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Core Principles

Our work is based on our Core Principles.  These govern everything we do.

Our fundamental commitment is to the principle of community empowerment and self-determination.  So, in our work with the refugee community in Penang, the ultimate goal is for women, youth and men from the community to decide for themselves their aspirations, actions and advocacy.


"Nothing about us without us."

Our Core Principles emphasise our commitment to women's leadership.  They also highlight the need for a transformation in approach (by NGOs, funders, non-refugee volunteers) to ensure that whatever is done to assist supports empowerment and self-determination of the community.

Our Core Principles also commit us to fight xenophobia and racism.  And they commit us to fight for a legal status for every refugee where ever the may reside.

The Core Principles can be downloaded here.

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