Hafsar Tameesuddin

New Zealand

Hafsar Tameesuddin

Hafsar is a human rights defender and Rohingyan activist for gender equality, child marriage, LGBTQI , refugees and statelessness. While Hafsar was in Malaysia as a refugee from 2011 till early 2019, she worked with the refugee community to support survivors of SGBV and child marriage. Hafsar also got involved in advocacy work for refugee rights, gender equality and child marriage during this time in Malaysia.

Hafsar is still actively engaged with the advocacy work for the refugee rights, statelessness and SGBV in New Zealand. She is very much looking forward to making positive changes for the refugees and stateless people within her capacity together with the individuals and agencies who work for the same causes. She is also the deputy chair for APRRN Australia – New Zealand Working group and part of APNOR Rohingya Think Tank Group.


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