Golriz Ghahraman

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Golriz Ghahraman

As New Zealand’s first-ever refugee MP, Iranian-born Kiwi Golriz Ghahraman is a role model who is empowering and inspiring others. Her appointment as a Green Party List MP after the 2017 election is "a victory for a nine-year-old asylum seeker and also a victory for everyone who has ever felt out of place, who has been excluded, or who has been told that she has limits to her dreams". 

A human rights lawyer who has worked in Aotearoa and throughout the world, Golriz Ghahraman has a commitment to human rights that she first got as someone who has seen the world without them.

Watch this excerpt from Golriz Ghahraman’s Maiden Speech to Parliament. Courtesy of Parliament TV.

Read the text of Golriz Ghahraman’s maiden speech to Parliament. 

Image: Screengrab from Golriz Ghahraman’s Maiden Speech to Parliament, courtesy of Parliament TV.

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Year 2017


Production: Parliamentary TV

Excerpt: 0:09:46

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