NZ's first Kurdish lawyer

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:52 pm on 13 September 2019

Rez Gardi was Young New Zealander of the Year in 2017. She was born in a UN refugee camp with parents who had fled from their homeland of Kurdistan. She's now NZ's first Kurdish lawyer, advocating for refugees and human rights. She's currently undertaking a Master of Law at Harvard Law School.

She joins Jesse to talk about a new film, Girls of the Sun, which pays tribute to largely unacknowledged Kurdish warrior women who've played a huge role in the fight against ISIS.

Rez Gardi at Social Change Collective

Rez Gardi at Social Change Collective Photo: RNZ Lynda Chanwai-Earle

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