About Samra

Samra Zafar is an International Speaker, Human Rights Activist, Scholar, Author and Social Entrepreneur. She is one of 8 highly distinguished alumni to serve as a Governor for the University of Toronto, and the youngest person to receive that honour. Samra will be speaking at TEDx Mississauga 2017 about domestic abuse, women’s rights to respect, and what individuals and communities can do to make a difference.
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Samra Zafar featured on Global News

Featured in Yahoo!

Samra has appeared in several articles and TV interviews including Yahoo! Canada where she promoted education and empowerment, especially among women.

Featured on Toronto Life Magazine

I was 16 when I was forced to marry a stranger and move from the United Arab Emirates to Canada. Over the next decade, I was isolated, humiliated and assaulted. The whole time, I was planning my escape