The University of New South WalesCentre for Refugee Research

Najeeba Wazefadost

Najeeba Wazefadost

Since arriving in Australia as a refugee from Afghanistan Najeeba Wazefadost has graduated from a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Western Sydney and is now studying a second degree at the University of Technology Sydney. Najeeba has been involved in a number of organisations such as ChilOut (Children out of Detention), Amnesty International, Bamiyan Association and Hazara Women of Australia advocating for the rights of refugees and the release of children from Detention Centres. In 2010 Najeeba was a finalist of the Young Human Rights Medal Award and in 2011 she won the 'Young Woman of the West Award' for her work in not-for-profit organisations. Najeeba is currently a Home and Community Care (HACC)/ Youth Project Worker at Auburn Diversity Services Inc as well as accomplished author.