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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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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.

The savage and dangerous truths women can tell

24 August, 2017

Comment: Arab women should tell their stories in all their joy or brutality, without fear of outside censure, writes Amal Awad.

Palestine, where 'occupation' dangles from the name

14 August, 2017

The long read: Australian journalist and author Amal Awad journeys to her parents' homeland, Palestine, where negotiating heritage and border crossings becomes part of everyday life.

Meeting Rula Quawas

28 July, 2017

Comment: The death of Jordanian professor Rula Quawas is a great loss; she shaped many lives and staunchly defended women's rights. Amal Awad shares her experience of their meeting.

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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