Nazanin Sharifi

Youth and Refugee Advocate

Nazanin Sharifi is a young Hazara woman currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Arts (International Relations) at the University of Sydney. She is deeply passionate about advocacy for migrant and diaspora youth and encouraging political engagement for young people.

She is a MYAN (Multi-Cultural Youth Affairs Network) NSW youth ambassador and recently participated as a youth facilitator in the United Nation’s Youth Engagement & Empowerment Program in Australia. She is also the communications lead for a not-for profit organisation (Our Race).

In 2020, Naz was awarded the NSW Humanitarian Award in the Youth category for her work with refugee young people. Naz will be interning with the Australian Human Rights Commission to bring a youth’s perspective in their policy and anti-racism campaign.