Refugee

Article 26 Backpack

The displacement of students, even temporarily, can have a chilling effect on the lives of those impacted. It can also alter the path toward degree completion. Effective and timely assistance for campus communities in addressing the damage done can make a difference in how quickly the challenges for students can be overcome. As a leader in best practices around enrollment and records management, AACRAO is a contributor to Article 26 Backpack (A26BP).

Lead by Global Affairs at UC Davis and in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, the A26BP is named for the article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that establishes the right to education. This cloud-based “ecosystem” aims to help refugees and other vulnerable young people reclaim their education.

World Refugee Day

"In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th [sic], we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee."

-United Nations

Stand with Refugees

World Refugee Day

REPORTS


Fall 2017 Symposium

AACRAO led convening to discuss best practices in educational records and supporting access to higher education of vulnerable persons, as well an introduction the A26BP. Read the report

WEBINARS


Updates

June 12, 2018
UC Davis Launches Digital Tool in Lebanon to Help Syrian Refugees Reclaim Right to Education. Read More.

May 15, 2018
Annetta Stroud, AACRAO's Associate Director for Training and Program Development, on The Article 26 Backpack™ : A Unique Human Rights Tool to Support Access to Higher Education for TAICEP. Read more.

March 26, 2018
Washington, DC Higher Ed Association and Orlando Students Pressure Congress to Protect Vulnerable Students. Read more.

March 7, 2018
AACRAO attends off-the-record session roundtable discussion sponsored by IIE and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy & Global Engagement to discuss innovative initiatives highlighting the A26BP™.

February 18-21, 2018
AACRAO presents at the annual AIEA conference in DC on a panel session with UNITAR and Rutgers titled: Universities' Role in Assisting and Empowering Refugees and At-Risk Migrants.

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