Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Apajok Biar arrived in Australia as a 2-year-old with her family.
A passionate advocate for gender equality, and strengthening the participation of refugee youth in decision making, she is the co-founder of two impactful non-profit organisations; Angaac Women Association Australia Inc. and South Sudan Voices of Salvation Inc.
Apojak is involved with a range of notable organisations, including the Gender Audit team to UNHCR, the Refugee Advisory Committee to UNHCR, the Women’s Museum of Australia, and more recently, the Women's, Gender and Diversity Working Group with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.
Apojak has been the recipient of various awards and scholarships, commending her leadership skills and dedication to speaking up against violations of human rights.
Today, whilst completing her Masters of Humanitarian Assistance, she works as a Community Facilitator for CREATE Foundation, which aims to creating a better life for children and young people in care in Sydney’s Western Suburbs.
Apojak will participate in our July impact2021 webinar, Why telehealth must better support refugees and migrants in Australia - and how.