Shukufa Tahiri works as a Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA). Her work involves policy analysis, research and advocacy on national issues affecting the human rights of people seeking asylum and refugees. She is the secretariat for Refugee Communities Advocacy Network (RCAN) NSW, a refugee led organisation that aims to embed refugee voices in policy decision making and public discourse. She is one of the executive directors at Akademos Society, a non for profit organisation that helps fund the education of youth and children internationally as a way to combat child labour and lack of access to education. Amnesty International Australia recognised her as one of the 15 women championing human rights in Australia in 2017. The Australian Financial Review recently named her as one of 2018’s 100 women of influence in Australia.
Shukufa has recently been selected and sponsored by DFAT as a civil society member to attend the Human Rights Council Meetings session 40, a month-long intergovernmental meeting in Geneva this starting this February 2019.
Shukufa will be joining the session “Refugee Leadership and Self-Representation” on Tuesday 19 February from 10.30am – 12.00pm and the session “Strengthening National Refugee Led Advocacy” on Tuesday 19 February from 3.00 – 4.30pm.