MIFF 68 1/2, 2020’s online version of the festival, is streaming across Australia from 6-23 of August. MIFF is bringing to the country another round of captivating and inspiring films and our writers discuss four of Right Now’s top picks.
Companies are facing increased scrutiny over modern slavery, but where do we stand on human trafficking?
This collection explores the varied experiences of living in the Arab diaspora in Australia, countering the portrayal of the Australian media, which ranges from homogenisation to racism.
Australia has yet to grapple in a co-ordinated and meaningful way with the pervasiveness and severity of coercive control in the lives of abused Australian women.
Natalie D-Napoleon’s poem is from a body of work that explores motherhood, from both a political and personal perspective, and the silencing of women’s voices.
Through the eyes of five remarkable women, Clare Wright explores the battle for women’s votes. Wright reestablishes these forgotten suffragettes and ensures that history will remember their inspiring example.
Equal parts funny, empowering and moving, Lindy West’s book of essays The Witches Are Coming focuses on feminism and protest, asking us not to despair, but to be empowered and to act.
Based on his original article, David Leser investigates the origins, perpetuation and consequences of male violence in his insightful and powerful new book.
Choice words is a collection of timely writing highlighting and unmasking abortion and it’s stigma, because sometimes choice doesn’t really mean choice.
It’s Not About the Burqa Ed. Mariam Khan Pan Macmillan The burqa has been the centrepiece of polarising debates surrounding Islamophobia in the last two decades. In Australia, Pauline Hanson shocked the nation in 2017 by entering the Senate donned in a black burqa in a call to make the garment illegal. In Britain, Boris […]
Anika Baset writes about confronting evidence of racial violence, modern slavery, and domestic servitude in Lebanon.