Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 05:30

Where: Jubilee Hall, Parramatta Town Hall

Are you concerned about the erosion of human rights that we see occurring around the world? Do you want to see a more humane and compassionate approach to refugees in our region? 

The Asia Pacific is currently home to a large population of refugees and some of the world’s most critical and longstanding refugee situations. This event hosted by Parramatta Amnesty will provide both up-to-date information on the reality of the refugee crisis in the Asia Pacific region and suggests some of the ways that you can help to advocate for human rights.

Speakers will provide first-hand accounts of the plight of refugees and the complexity of their situations to counter the often-hostile rhetoric that is reported. Najeeba Wazefadost amongst our line-up of speakers. Najeeba is a former refugee of Hazara Afghani heritage who arrived in Australia at the age of eleven. She is a tireless advocate for refugee services, has been a panelist on ABC television program Q and A and was profiled as part of the ‘I Came by Boat’ campaign that acknowledges the contribution of refugees to Australian Society http://www.icamebyboat.com.au/najeeba-wazefadost/

Najeeba is President of the Hazara Women of Australia.inc ( HWA) and we look forward to hearing about her story - with Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)

Organised by Amnesty International Parramatta

Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/2ljj23F

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