Masooma Ramazan is the Coordinator for Asia Pacific Network of Refugee(APNOR)
Masooma is refugee from Afghanistan who has graduated in Arts and management administration. Masooma Ramazan has been working with refugee communities for many years. She has been running and supporting the refugee education centre for rgirls and women in Pakistan prior to her resettlement in Australia.
Masooma has been a long-standing advocate of refugee issues and has been engaged with many refugee-led initiatives across the Asia region. She has been working as a refugee advocate and refugee community worker for the past five years. Her passion comes from her own lived experience as a refugee. She believes in empowerment and hence most of her career draws on the strengths that exist in communities and ways to build on it.
During her roles she has gained strong organization, time and project management skills. Working with diverse groups of people at all levels as a social support worker Masooma has helped disadvantaged youth and supported families during their resettlement process. She aims to minimise disruption to family relationships and support counselling referral with complex case management and young people who experience mental health trauma, people with disability and young women at risk. She conducts home and residential visits, Youth Program connect, early family intervention, community event organisers overseas and in Australia.