An Australia where diaspora communities from countries in war and conflict have a strong voice and the power to promote change and improve human rights in their country of origin.
The Humanitarian Crisis Hub (HCH) works in Australia with people from countries affected by war and conflict who promote the human rights of people in their countries of origin. We support diaspora community initiatives; provide resources, information and training; facilitate dialogue and shared learning; build networks; and seek to amplify community voices at local, national and international levels.
The actions of HCH are guided by the following principles, laws and approaches:
Rights based approach
We recognise the human rights of all people and work for the empowerment of people to claim their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
We recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience within communities, respect their independence and support their empowerment. HCH works in solidarity with community partners, who maintain leadership of their projects for the long-term benefit of whole communities.
HCH is committed to gender equality and recognizes that gender-based oppression is structural and systemic.
HCH does not take political or partisan positions regarding any conflict. We are concerned with the human rights of people affected by conflict.
International human rights standards
We promote respect for, and compliance with, relevant international law and principles: Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law.