Community Organiser at Citizens UK, a Complex Needs Team Leader at CRMC, a Board of Trustee at ASAP and an Ambassador of Voices Network and Red Cross.
Zain has more than 10 years of first-hand experience of going through the asylum and immigration process. During those 10 years, he was not allowed to work, access student finance, vote and even drive. However, after a lot of resilience, Zain obtained a full-paid scholarship to go to university and graduated with a First-Class Honours in Philosophy and Global Studies. He has been actively campaigning about the inadequacies of our asylum system and the obstacles asylum seekers and refugees go through. Zain have given several public speeches on issues related to asylum journey, mental health, access to higher education, Nationality and Borders Bill and more. Delivered talks at universities and produced an award-winning podcast series: We Are Voices, which depicts the asylum journey. He is currently, a Community Organiser at Citizens UK, a Complex Needs Team Leader at CRMC, a Board of Trustee at ASAP and an Ambassador of Voices Network and Red Cross.
'One of the most powerful tools humans have is our voice. I want to be a spokesperson so I can utilise my voice to inspire others, empower them to stand up for change and constructively critique issues that are marginalised, repressed and misrepresented.'
Zain Hafeez and Jan Cunliffe Co-Faciliated a session for NEON with Jude Habib on supporting people with lived experience in the media.
Zain Hafeez appeared live on BBC Newsnight where he spoke on the Illegal Immigration Bill.