FPSS would like to congratulate Kay Danes on her appointment as an
Executive Officer to the Hmong Advocacy International Service [HAIS].
"It is an honour for me to be able to support HAIS in addition to the human
rights work I do currently with FPSS" says Kay Danes. "There are many Hmong
throughout the world that need support, not only in Laos, some suffer
terribly simply because of their ethnicity.'
The Hmong Advocacy International Services (HAIS), an Australian-based
organization, was launched on 18th September 2004 in Melbourne, Australia.
HAIS is a non-profit, non-political and multinational organization focused
on responding to a broad range of issues in support of the Hmong people
around the world. HAIS is dedicated to provide education, information,
advocacy and support.
HAIS is supported by volunteers from across the globe who come from
different backgrounds and with different beliefs but all share a common
focus - to seek ways to ENHANCE the life of the Hmong people no matter
where they live; and to fulfill the desire that the Hmong can fully
participate in and integrate into the countries in which they live; and
that they may live in peace and prosperity with the same freedom, equality,
and justice that is their right as members of the International Community.
At the launching of HAIS, Mr. Vue Thaow said, "As founder of HAIS, I remain
conscious of the enormity of our mission. We will do what we can and with
what resources we have from wherever we are in the world and always
with pure intentions in our hearts. We will consistently strive to do our
best at all times. We may not achieve everything we set out to do, but we
will not shy away from trying. We sincerely believe that as long as the
cause is just and our intentions are pure, we can be assured that there is
hope in everything we do. Whether we will succeed in all our goals or not,
history will be the judge".
Dr Pao Saykao added that, "We hope that many people will be encouraged to
join with us, in whatever capacity they can, to provide genuine support for
the Hmong people. Each of us has our own ideas and dreams and not all our
beliefs will be exactly the same, but we believe that through open
dialogues and friendship we will discover new ways to promote peaceful
solutions and secure a promising future for the Hmong people."
For further information:
Mr. Vue Thaow
Dr Pao Saykao