Afghani refugee Aleena Qazikhil supports women in making Shepparton home

Aleena Qazikhil

Shepparton’s Aleena Qazikhil knows all about the strength of women.

As a child, she saw it in her mother who single-handedly raised Aleena and her five siblings in Afghanistan while Aleena’s father was trapped in a detention centre.

She ignited that same strength in herself when she arrived in Australia at 16 and grappled with strange new customs and a foreign tongue.

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