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In Australia, Is ‘Say No To Burqas’ Say No To Immigration?

by Sarah Irving -Australia- For a piece of cloth, the burqa arouses an extraordinary amount of emotion. In France women wearing it have been criminalised, and politicians throughout the Western world seem keen to capitalise on it as an emblem

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Aboriginal Peoples Lose Rights and Mineral Rich Land in Northern Territory Intervention

by Sarah Irving -Australia- “It wasn’t our dream to come and eat at the white man’s table, to work for the white man as a slave,” says Reverend Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, a Yolngu elder. Dr Gondarra is one of the

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New Ban Creates Uncertainty and Tension for Palestinians Working in Israeli Settlements

by Sarah Irving – Australia – The past few weeks have brought confusion and uncertainty for many of the estimated 40-50,000 West Bank Palestinians who work in illegal Israeli settlements. Are they breaking the law by not giving up their

Nablus’ Women’s Corner Offers Palestinian Women Solutions in the Changing Economy

by Sarah Irving -Australia- Across the West Bank the sound of construction work seems incessant. The grind of diggers and the steady thud of pile drivers reverberate around cities like Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Nablus. The construction boom has been hailed

Floods, Drought, and Displacement Hit Pakistan’s Women Hardest

by Sarah Irving -UK- The monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed thousands and affected an estimated twenty million people across several provinces. According to development organizations working in the country, the humanitarian crisis is yet another blow for Pakistan’s rural

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