Shukufa Tahiri

Photo Shukufa Tahiri PortraitShukufa Tahiri was born into a Hazara family in Afghanistan. Forced to flee her homeland, Shukufa’s family lived in Pakistan before being reunited with their father in Australia in 2006, where they arrived as refugees. Shukufa is an advocate for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum.  In between initiating and volunteering for numerous initiatives at the grassroots refugee communities such as providing legal and interpreting assistance for people seeking asylum, she is also working as a policy assistant at the Refugee Council of Australia and is a member of Refugee Communities Advocacy Network while completing her bachelor of laws.