Refugee Week 2023

The theme for Refugee Week 2023 – Finding Freedom

The aim of Refugee Week is to promote intercultural understanding to enable refugees to live in safety, integrate into their new Australian communities, and continue to make a valuable contribution to Australian society.

Refugee week provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the issues affecting refugees, highlight the positive contributions refugees have made and continue to make to Australian society, and for all Australians to experience and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Australian refugee communities.

This year’s theme, Finding Freedom,  invites and challenges all Australians to reflect of the refugee community’s journey of seeking and finding freedom – be it through a new home, a new career or finding love or friendship. It also invites us to show compassion and empathy and celebrate the resilience epitomised by those in our communities who have risked everything to seek refuge on Australian shores.

You can celebrate the richness refugees bring and the many contributions they make to our communities by hosting a local meal, a community event or attending an online event to hear from people all over the world.

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