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The Hijab as a Political Instrument | Donna Miles-Mojab | TEDxTauranga
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Added Oct 3, 2016
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Donna Miles-Mojab doesn't wear a hijab.
And she questions any government’s right to force women to cover their heads, and conversely, forces them not to cover their heads. Isn’t it time we trusted women to make their own decisions?

A successful blogger and published contributor on Islamaphobia, Middle Eastern politics and refugees, Donna Miles-Mojab is dedicated to the promotion of justice, democracy and human rights.

Donna is a British-born Iranian New Zealander who left Iran as a teenager and binned her hijab immediately upon arrival at Heathrow airport.

In her thought-provoking talk Donna explores how the symbolic nature of the hijab is different from woman to woman and how freedom of choice is the only antidote to the extremism borne within oppression.

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