Anjum Rahman arrived in New Zealand in 1972 at the age of five from Canada, though she was born in the Ganges Plains in India. She is a political and human rights activist who is now a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Mrs Rahman is a founding member of Shama, the Hamilton Ethnic Women Centre, she helped found the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand, in 1990. She is a Human Rights Commission facilitator and a board member or trustee of many organisations all with human rights at the centre. She's become a prominent commentator on issues of racism and religious diversity.. but it's been a tough road to feeling accepted as a New Zealander.
3 Jun 2019