BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  World Refugee Day 2022: When Young Refugee Women Become Changemakers

World Refugee Day 2022: When Young Refugee Women Become Changemakers

Wong Chen Li, Impact Driver, Akar Umbi Development Society | Abeera and Fereshta, refugees living in Malaysia and participants of the Azalea Initiative

21-Jun-22 14:15

World Refugee Day 2022: When Young Refugee Women Become Changemakers

The Azalea Initiative is a 7-month long women’s leadership development programme to empower women from refugee communities here in Malaysia and to provide a safe space for them to express themselves and be heard. A programme started by the non-governmental organisation Akar Umbi back in January this year, we catch up with Wong Chen Li, impact driver with Akar Umbi to find out how the participants have progressed and the start of their second cohort. We’re also joined by Abeera and Fereshta, both of whom are refugees living in Malaysia and participants from the Azalea Initiative’s first cohort, to share their stories and the projects they’re working on.

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  refugeessomaliaafghanistanmental healthLaw/Activisminternational


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows



10:00 AM

BBC World Service

11:00 AM

A Bit of Culture (REPEAT)

Meaning is Overrated; Kam Raslan | Sim Wie Boon | Sabrina Yusof

12:00 PM

I Love KL (REPEAT)

Mid-Year Recap; Various

1:00 PM

Best of Enterprise (REPEAT)

Are Virtual AGMs Here To Stay?; Kasturi Nathan, Head of Board Advisory Services at KPMG in Malaysia

1:30 PM

Raise Your Game (REPEAT)

Teach Your Kids Critical Thinking, Right Now!; Kiran Tuljaram, Editor, Leaderonomics

2:00 PM

Popcorn Culture (REPEAT)

Review - Obi-Wan Kenobi

2:30 PM

Popcorn Culture (REPEAT)

Review - Elvis

3:00 PM

GGWP (REPEAT)

BFM x KKP Monthly Round-up - June 2022; Jonathan Leo, Content Director, Kakuchopurei.com

4:00 PM

Pick Of The Pops

POTP Epi451 - Hits From The 60s to 80s

6:00 PM

Wavelength (REPEAT)