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 and also currently the CEO of Hazara Women of Australia, advocating for the rights of women, refugees and the release of children from detention centers nationally and internationally. In 2010 Najeeba was a finalist of the Young Human Rights Medal Award, 2011 the ‘Young Woman of the West Award’ for her work in not-for-profit organisations., 2012 UTS human right medal award and 2013 Finalist for the NSW Premier woman award and 2014 the local citizen award for the second time. The local Young citizen Award. Najeeba is currently working as a case manager with new arrivals and refugees for SSI (Settlement Services International), and also have established her own business. She is also the founder of an Afghan women business network in Asia pacific, supporting women to establish their own businesses.