New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in New Zealand life
New resource from ChangeMakers Refugee Forum: How bullying affects us: refugee-background youth talk back.
Settling into a new school can be difficult for anyone, but young people from refugee backgrounds can find it particularly hard. Bullying is not just about getting beaten up. It can include name-calling, intimidation and ostracism. For refugee-background young people, it includes being mocked for their accent, their clothing, the colour of their skin.
How bullying affects us: refugee-background youth talk back is a resource that explores the impact of bullying on refugee-background high school students.
ChangeMakers and Voice Arts Trust worked with Collabor8 – a group of eight refugee-background youth who live in the Wellington region – documenting Collabor8's views about bullying and designing a drama, which was performed on World Refugee Day 2011.
Insights into life as a refugee-background student as well as Collabor8’s performance are now available on dvd to schools, communities, and organisations. A booklet with information about how bullying affects refugee-background youth and bullying as a human rights issue comes with the dvd. It includes discussion guides for educators, schools, families and communities, and a comprehensive list of places to go for more information and support.
The dvd and booklet are for now available for sale
$10 for individuals / $20 for schools and ngos / $30 for government agencies. Click here to download an order form. If you’d like to order copies of this resource, or if you have any questions, contact Alia Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 801 5812.