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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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Israel and Palestine: Making the victim the criminal

07 June, 2018

Comment: Israel's masterful use of story in its war against Palestinians demonstrates how language is a powerful weapon in an unequal conflict, writes Amal Awad.

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

04 June, 2018

Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for themselves, writes Amal Awad.

Once upon a time: Preserving history in Palestine

02 May, 2018

Feature: A filmmaker hopes a new series of recorded oral histories of elders in pre-1948 Palestine will preserve culture and history in the region, writes Amal Awad.

The problem with Portman's Palestine solidarity

26 April, 2018

Comment: Natalie Portman's recent comments fail to mention Palestinians, and imply she doesn't inherently have a problem with Israel and its occupation, writes Amal Awad.

Palestine: Let's stop pretending it's a fair fight

29 March, 2018

Comment: When it comes to war, we're not only allowed to take sides, it’s positively expected. In Palestine, however, we're told that the occupied are the criminals, writes Amal Awad.

The power - and risk - of authentic narratives

06 March, 2018

Comment: Minority storytellers are on the rise. The challenge for audiences lies in seeing them as creatives in their own right, not novelties, writes Amal Awad.

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.

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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