Hafsar Tameesuddin

Human Rights Defender, Refugee Representative & Refugee Rights Activist

Hafsar is a human rights defender and 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 and in other countries whenever she has the opportunity to do so.

Hafsar 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.

Hafsar will be speaking on the panel 'Australia and the Asia Pacific' on Friday 14 February

    10.00am - 11.30am

    Conference Day Two Friday 14

    Plenary: Australia & the Asia Pacific

    This session will investigate the most effective role Australia can play in boosting opportunities for refugee protection in the Asia Pacific.


    Arash Bordbar, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network


    Guled Mire, Community leader, advocate, writer
    Hafsar Tameesuddin, Human rights defender and activist
    Evan Jones Asylum Access Malaysia (via video conference)
    Hayso Thako, Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (via video conference)


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