Author: mobinah

Community consultation on dowry abuse

Labor representatives held a roundtable with community stakeholders to discuss the Senate Inquiry into the practice and incidence of dowry abuse in Australia on Thursday 6 September in Sydney.  A thorough investigation looked into the practice and the prevalence of dowry in Australia, as well as its potential links to family violence. The purpose of the Senate Inquiry is to raise awareness about the issue in the wider community and provide an avenue for community members to have their voices heard. Julian Hill MP emphasised that dowry abuse did not belong to one particular culture or religion. He also...

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Nazeem and Hanan attend Concordia in Switzerland

Nazeem Hussain and Hanan Dover were amongst 12 Australians joining 200 participants that were invited to the 10th annual Concordia Forum exclusive retreat on 16-19 August 2018 at the Caux Palace Hotel in Caux, Switzerland. The Concordia Forum is a global network of cross-sector leaders from Muslim backgrounds with hundreds of people meeting annually at exclusive invitation-only retreats set in Europe and North America to synergise their talents. Out of 35 submissions, only 12 applicants get selected to present a project delivered in TedX style in the “Synergiser” session. Psychologist Hanan Dover from Sydney was selected for a ‘Mindful...

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Chris Hayes calls on government to take on stronger stance on Myanmar

Chris Hayes MP continues to not let the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar be forgotten. He spoke in Parliament on 20 August 2018 about the ongoing crisis involving the Myanmar security forces and those in the Rakhine State, the Rohingya Muslims.  His speech was days before the one year anniversary since the escalation of violence in the Rakhine State on Saturday 25 August “One year since the situation escalated from violence and abuse to atrocities and a humanitarian crisis of catastrophic proportions which has resulted in the displacement of over 700,000 people from the Rakhine State.” The United Nations and Human Rights Watch have described the situation as a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ and ‘crimes against humanity’. “Clearly, there have been atrocities committed against the Rohingya. Evidence from a number of investigations carried out by Human Rights Watch has documented a series of brutal crackdowns by the security forces against the ethnic Rohingya Muslims, involving extrajudicial killings; the torture and suffering of men, women and children; arson; and the destruction and takeover of more than 300 villages by the Myanmar military. It is important to note the long history of discrimination that has existed against the Rohingya. The Myanmar government continues to deny the Rohingya citizenship and basic government services such as health and education. It is this abhorrent denial of basic human rights that has legitimised the treatment of...

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Tony Burke Beautifully Explains Eid Al Adha in Parliament

The day before Eid celebrations, Tony Burke MP gave a beautiful speech in parliament on Monday 20 August 2018 explaining the significance of Eid Ul Adha and his well-wishes to all Muslims celebrating.  The video received over 42 000 views, 2000+ like/love ratings, 800+ shares and 250+ comments, receiving words of encouragement and thanks from the Muslim and general community. Here is a transcript of his speech: “Overnight, Muslim communities in Australia and around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha. Eid is a celebration that brings together all the Abrahamic faiths. The story of the Koran, the Torra and...

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The Muslim prayer for rain seems to be answered

Tens of thousands of Aussie Muslims across Australia prayed for rain on Eid days last week and helped raise money for drought-affected Australian farmers and it seems that their prayers have been answered. It rained during the last weekend in August with up to 15 mm falling in various parts of South East Queensland and Northern NSW. The Bureau of Meteorology predicts more rainfall during the first weekend in September. However substantial rainfall during the coming weeks will be needed to bring significant relief from drought affecting large parts of Australia. On the other hand, a number of Eid festivals...

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