A Year Well Spent
Looking back over BPSOS’ last year, we are grateful for everything that we were able to accomplish for the Vietnamese community and for the generous supporters who made that work possible.
In 2018, we brought over 300 participants to Washington D. C. for our annual Vietnam Advocacy Day. These citizen activists held 80 meetings with Congressional offices, bringing attention to the plight of prisoners of conscience in Vietnam and showing ways that the American government can advocate for a freer and more democratic Vietnam.
BPSOS also played a pivotal role in advocating for religious freedom by helping to organize the Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference in Thailand and by participating in the first ever U.S. Dept. of State Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The international religious freedom movement continues to gain steam and we look forward to continuing our coalition building efforts around this foundational issue.
Our services in Thailand continue to offer support to refugees fleeing persecution. Our legal team helped secure permanent status in a new home country for many of these refugees. We also provided educational assistance for the children in these families, making sure that each one can receive a quality education.
In the U. S., our regional offices have worked tirelessly to offer health education services, citizenship courses, and academic services for refugee and immigrant communities.
To continue our vital work, we ask that you consider partnering with us this Giving Tuesday by donating to BPSOS at www.bpsos.org/donate. With your help we can continue to expand our advocacy efforts for a freer Vietnam and continue our service to immigrant and refugee communities around the world.