Anila Noor

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Anila Noor

is a refugee-activist and a researcher. Fellow of Open City Fellowship, member of European Migrant Advisory Board, an initiative of the Partnership on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees the Urban Agenda for the EU. And founder of New women ConnectorsA Movement to Empower Immigrant & Refugee Women. She is also a member of Kaldor Centre of Emerging Scholars Network Australia.

She found herself involved in the subjects of forced migration and identity crisis, when she had to go through the same experience. Since, she has been working as a refugee researcher focusing Forced Migration, Asylum, Refugee Policies and Advocacy for the rights of Migrants. Noor is currently working on the subject of Receiving Refugees in Urban Settings: Narratives from the Netherlands.

Her background is embedded in forced migration: her father had migrated to Pakistan in 1947 that initiated her migrant family history. She wants to contribute as a migrant and for the migrants. As a human rights advocate she wants more positive stories of migrant to be heard. Noor’s work helps her to counter her disappointments as she observed that “perspectives of refugees and migrants are rarely included in the policies aimed at them”. She constantly strives to adapt improve and innovate.