Posts Tagged: religious minorities

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

The mission has been left in shatters but it’s time for countries to pick up the pieces. The Taliban’s sudden rise to power has been devastating and a loss for all countries that have in some way been involved in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001. With the Taliban regaining land and power in …

Oppression and suppression: whose story is history?

Oppression and suppression: whose story is history?

History is famously written by the victors, but there is often neither a fair fight nor any discussion of what the victors have edited, especially when it comes to minority groups. There are countless theories and reasons for the current divisions and tensions we are witnessing in society, with possibilities including the role of social …

Why should we care about hair?

Why should we care about hair?

Whilst some people see hair purely as a superficial concept, it has long been a point of contention, as it has strong connections to religious and cultural traditions for minority communities. Some people may have been surprised to read news reports of students at Pimlico Academy in London protesting against their school’s new uniform policy, …