Widyan Fares

Widyan Fares

Country
Australia

Widyan Fares migrated to Australia in 1995 after leaving Rafha refugee camp in Saudi Arabia, where she was born after her parents escaped from Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. She graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies, majoring in journalism and international relations. She went on to pursue her honours degree and graduated with a first class honours on Muslim women media advocacy in a post-9/11 era. Widyan is a reporter for The Point Magazine, an online youth-focused magazine covering issues affecting community harmony and cohesion. In addition, she is also a project manager from Multicultural NSW and works in the space of countering-violent extremism with a focus on young people and community engagement.