The decline of refugee rights is actually the decline of all of our rights: Fadak Alfayadh on seeking refuge in Australia
Fadak Alfayadh is a community lawyer and advocate for refugee rights. Fifteen years ago, she was also a refugee. Fadak migrated to Australia from Iraq, after it became unliveable for her family to stay during the war. They were forced to leave. Her father first made the journey by boat, and after he settled in Australia, he was able to bring the family across also. Fadak shares her story of growing up in Australia as a refugee, having to learn a new language and context for the things she once knew, and how she's now trying to change the narrative around refugees and migrant communities in Australia.