Meet Fadak

Every Australian needs to meet Fadak. Fadak is a 25 year old Australian lawyer and community advocate. Forced to flee with her family because of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fadak knows how important a strong community is to a bright future.

Fadak portrait

Despite Australia’s politicians’ attempts to turn the country against Fadak and other people seeking protection, the Australian people welcomed Fadak and supported her to become a lawyer to carve a path for others in her footsteps.

But in fifteen years, Fadak has also seen Australia’s response to the world’s largest refugee crises change from a welcoming embrace into crimes against innocent people seeking protection.

Meet Fadak is Australia’s first refugee-led national speaking tour:

  • to tell the real stories of refugees in Australia
  • to increase Australia’s humanitarian refugee intake
  • to create a long term Australian solution to how Australia treats people seeking protection

With your support in June and July, Fadak and Road to Refuge raised $10,000 so that as many Australian communities, town hall, church and hopefully Australian parliament will meet Fadak in 2018.


Volunteer to help Fadak

The speaking tour is made possible by the hard work of dedicated, passionate and skilled volunteers. We’re currently looking for two volunteers to co-ordinate and organise logistics for the tour. Applications close 5pm August 19.

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