Our Communities

International Womens Day 2017

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is an umbrella organisation for 14 refugee background communities in Wellington. These communities are:

  1. Afghan community
  2. Arkanese community
  3. Assyrian community
  4. Bhutanese community
  5. Burmese community
  6. Colombian community
  7. Eritrean community
  8. Ethiopean community
  9. Oromo community
  10. Rwandan community
  11. Somali community
  12. Sudanese community
  13. Ugandan community
  14. Zomi Innkuan community


We also work with other newer communities who don't yet have a formal structure including:

  1. Iranian communities
  2. Syrian communities
  3. Tamil communities


We regularly work with our Leaders Council, which has leaders from each community, to assist them to strengthen their communities and support them in getting their individual and community needs met.