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Shaista Aziz

Shaista Aziz is a freelance journalist, a committee member of the Oxford Fabian Society and a participant in the Fabian Women's Network 2016 mentoring programme.

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From the margins

Shaista Aziz

Many who have not engaged with politics before are now speaking out. We need to listen to them – Shaista Aziz The political landscape in Europe and the USA has sent more than a few journalists, political editors, and commentators into a frenzied tailspin over the past year. Many spent months predicting Brexit would never…

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A feminist foreign policy

Shaista Aziz

Sweden is the first county in the world to champion a feminist foreign policy. The country has a population of 10 million people and is one of Europe’s biggest donors of foreign aid. It is also among the top five exporters of arms around the world. However, under the leadership of its foreign minister Margot…

Islamic Art

Support system

Shaista Aziz

The left needs to stop lecturing British Muslim women, writes Shaista Aziz Post-Brexit, hate crime has soared. But while the political discourse around austerity, immigration and the refugee crisis has created an environment where growing numbers of people seem to feel they can be openly racist, it’s important to be clear: racism never went away….