Mozhgan Moarefizadeh

Mozhgan Moarefizadeh (@mozhganmoaref) is the co-host and reporter on The Wait, and also a human rights advocate, public speaker, and refugee law paralegal, with a Bachelor’s degree in English Teaching and Translation.

She’s the co-founder of the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Information Centre, which coordinates eye and dental care clinics, monthly hygiene and food packages, a mental health program and connects people with legal aid inquiries.
In 2013, she left Iran with her parents and younger brother, to seek asylum elsewhere. Since then, she’s been living in Indonesia, where she’s been recognised as a refugee under UNHCR’s Refugee Convention—but doesn’t have rights to work, study, marry, hold a bank account, or travel, among other things.