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Key Points for Noor Azizah
- Noor Azizah is a former Rohingya refugee fleeing genocide. She was a UN keynote speaker at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum where she advocated for Rohingya women.
- Noor was named one of YAIA's 2022 Young Women to Watch in International Affairs.
- She has been featured on ABC Radio, SBS food, SBS tv show “The Cook Up” and SBS Rohingya radio.
- She holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Master of Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney.
- Noor works closely with the US Consulate as a Youth Advisor on social issues.
- Noor speaks Rohingya, Malay, Indonesian and English. She also knows Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.
Topics for Noor Azizah
- Noor’s story
Noor shares her story of resettled with her family in Sydney in 2003 at the age of 8 fleeing the atrocities happening in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, about her journey through Malaysia and how she ended up in Australia.
- Social justice
Noor discusses her experiences with racism in Australia and abroad, including the less visible and overt experiences of racism, and how they can be avoided. She can speak about her advocacy and social justice work for example, working in Refugee camps, working in providing reperation for Rohingya women, cultural preservation and being a Refugee advisor for the UN.
- Refugee awareness
Noor speaks about what refugees can do to contribute to society and changing people's perception of refugees. She shares her own experience achieving her Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney.
- Motivational speaker
Noor speaks about hurdles she faced as a person from a ethnic minority and how she achieved her goals.
- Women empowerment
Noor speaks of her experience of elevating women through self, communal and social empowerment.
- The power of education
Noor speaks about the value of education in bettering one’s self and securing a better future. How she had limited access to education prior to arriving in Australia, and attests to the value of education.
Testimonials for Noor Azizah
My sincerest thanks and appreciation for your inspiring and motivating presentation of your life at our SWS & Illawarra Uniting Conference! Your talk hit the right note with our colleagues, and I heard wonderful accolades for your participation and presentations all throughout the afternoon and since the event. We are absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to present a Guest Speaker of your calibre, with such a timely and powerful message!
Triage & Assessment Specialist
SWS Family Connect & Support for Uniting
Noor Azizah was a fantastic speaker to have on our International Women’s Day panel. She spoke of her work in advocacy, education and human rights with great passion and insight. It was a privilege to hear her stories and learn from her experiences.
University of Notre Dame
I had the honor of working with Azizah on a weeklong platform on protecting minorities in Asia where she drove the point of ensuring work involve the Rohingya people not just their voices — and that recognizing their people’s contribution to reclaiming dignity should accompany every initiative on human rights and justice. She spoke as a victim and refugee, and thoughtfully adds how overcoming her own struggle showed her what life should be for every Rohingya. Azizah embodies the aspirations of every minority: equality, dignity, and peace.
Nonviolence International Southeast Asia
Noor Azizah is a passionate, sincere and engaging speaker who inspired over 50 young women with her experiences, knowledge and advice as a panelist at the Zonta Young Women’s Networking Event 2022. Noor was insightful and impactful on the audience and we received terrific feedback about her contributions to the panel.
Zonta Club of Botany Bay
Young Women’s Networking Event Committee
Noor has a welcoming and open warmth about her. With her wealth of lived experience, she connects with her refugee and migrant peers with so much ease. Noor understands the nuanced lives of women in her Rohingya community - living between identities, cultures and responsibilities. This makes her a determined advocate and I'm honoured to know her.
Former youth programs coordinator
Noor Azizah has shared her vibrant family recipes and incredible stories with the SBS Food audience. Noor has been a guest on SBS’s TV series The Cook Up with Adam Liaw where she has showcased her home cooking and Rohingya food. Noor has also opened up about her personal refugee story and her family, as part of an SBS Food video initiative for Refugee Week.
SBS Food Producer