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‘Dialogue Night’ Celebration

Celebrating 'Dialogue Night' an initiative of the Aust Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights. After 12 months of workshops and outreach, we enabled a leadership initiative for young Muslims across sectarian communities with support from govt and non-govt stakeholders. Celebrating articulate, confident and empowered young leaders of tomorrow

2014-10-17T07:40:16+00:00September 15th, 2014|

“Bridging the Divide’ forum

This morning on behalf of the Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (AMCHR), I welcomed a number of faith and community leaders to a roundtable forum to 'bridge divides' between sectarian groups. And though stakeholder organisations were present to support this initiative, the dialogue and platform belonged to the communities represented. Moments like these give pause to consider how much more effectively we progress as a people when we're spoken to, and not spoken [...]

2017-08-29T12:44:02+00:00September 4th, 2014|

Q and A: Team Australia, Terror and Tinderboxes

On Monday I was invited to be a panellist on ABC's Q&A, live from Deakin Edge, at Federation Square in Melbourne. The session theme was, 'Team Australia, Terror and Tinderboxes'.. Panellists were Gareth Evans, Former Australian Foreign Minister; Paul Kelly, Editor-at-large The Australian; Elizabeth Pisani, Author and Indonesia commentator; Ali Alizadeh, Iranian-Australian author and myself, Tasneem Chopra, author and Chair, Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. The program traversed anticipated topics of the likelihood [...]

2014-10-17T08:08:42+00:00August 25th, 2014|

Ending violence is a strategic fight

On June 13th, as Chairperson of the Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR), we launched 'Working with Muslim Women on the effects of family violence and child sexual abuse on children'. This guide considers the migration, cultural and familial contexts of the impact of family violence and sexual assault on children from a Muslim background. It's aim is to support workers from the community sector to design and run workshops that effectively meet [...]

2017-08-29T12:44:02+00:00June 13th, 2014|