About Us

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is a rights-based, non-government organisation (NGO) representing 14 refugee-background communities in Wellington, New Zealand.

We work towards our vision of New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in New Zealand life through community development, research and advocacy.

Underpinning our work is a rights-based approach and the Standards for Engagement.

Our People

The Board and some of our staff come from refugee backgrounds. Read more

Strategic Plan

We have four external and two internal change outcomes. Read more

Our History

The need for a strong collective refugee voice was first identified in 2001. Read more


Our membership is made up of refugee background communities resettled in the greater Wellington region. Associate Membership is also open to individuals and organisations that support our work. Read more