We Are Union has organised the Womens’ Rights At Work program leading up to International Women’s Day 2019. Part of this is the Union Women’s Conference 2019 and I will be attending as part of a six person delegation from MEAA. WHEN: March 05, 2019 at 9am WHERE: CFMEU building 540 Elizabeth St Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
Khodayar would often listen to Ahmad Zahir's songs as he lay on his bed in Sydney. In 'Man Nagoyam' Ahmad Zahir sings about being like a caged bird that wants to be free. In Afghanistan, from 1996 to 2001, all musical instruments and music making bar the frame duff drum and religious singing had been banned by the Taliban. Khodayar ran from the Taliban after most of his family were killed. He ran from death as most humans would, to a place of perceived safety as most humans would. But he ran to Australia where he would end up feeling more caged and more in danger.