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Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist and author. In Australia, she is a columnist for SBS Life and has worked as a producer for ABC Radio National. Her latest non-fiction book, Beyond Veiled Clichés, explores the lives of Arab women.

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Ahed Tamimi, an inconvenient hero

03 January, 2018

Comment: Ahed Tamimi’s arrest isn't unique; she's one of many children detained in prison, but the lacklustre response from the West is telling, writes Amal Awad.

Palestine. It's about injustice, not religion

14 December, 2017

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be seeking, not religious sovereignty, writes Amal Awad.

The importance of normalising Palestine

30 November, 2017

Comment: Ongoing efforts to delegitimise Palestine mean that investing in everyday Palestinian culture is as important and relevant as ever, writes Amal Awad.

Can a corporation really have a social conscience?

15 November, 2017

Comment: It's difficult to see the inclusion of Muslims in ad campaigns as little more than a cynical marketing exercise being portrayed as a socially conscious one, writes Amal Awad.

Lessons from the 'female modesty' obsession

18 October, 2017

Comment: To help women change the currency of their relationships to men, we must teach them who they can be, without framing it in relation to men, writes Amal Awad.

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

11 October, 2017

Comment: For many women, the issue of abuse in the workplace strengthens the argument they require special treatment and protection, rather than addressing abusers and their behaviour, writes Amal Awad.

Before sharing breaking news, consider the facts

03 October, 2017

Comment: The traditional media model is broken. Now more than ever, readers must act as conscious consumers, writes Amal Awad.

Conan O'Brien and his fantastic marketing campaign for Israel

27 September, 2017

Comment: Conan O’Brien's now-famous visit to the Israel and Palestine is nothing but an advertisement wrapped up in the illusion of neutrality and interest, writes Amal Awad.

Why we can’t have a minority hero

21 September, 2017

Comment: There is a distinct reason why there are so few actors from minority backgrounds and it isn't going to change soon, writes Amal Awad.

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

13 September, 2017

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community already presents a major challenge, writes Amal Awad.

Australia's struggle with diversity is about power and fear

06 September, 2017

Comment: Western countries - and especially Australia - struggle to accept true diversity as migrants become successful and threaten the traditional power base, writes Amal Awad.

Arab women are driving their own change

30 August, 2017

Comment: The most significant changes occurring in the Arab world for women are being driven by women, writes Amal Awad.

Amal Awad
Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist and author. In Australia, she is a columnist for SBS Life and has worked as a producer for ABC Radio National. Her latest non-fiction book, Beyond Veiled Clichés, explores the lives of Arab women.

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