Golriz Ghahraman: Victims of abuse in NZ state care deserve inquiry

New Zealanders woke up to a hard truth recently when we learnt of the historic mass abuse of children in state care, in our care. I don’t think anyone who watched this episode of The Hui will ever forget the harrowing stories of helpless children being forcibly removed from their homes and repeatedly abused by … Continue reading Golriz Ghahraman: Victims of abuse in NZ state care deserve inquiry

Golriz Ghahraman on identity & democracy: I can’t shed my skin

It is February 2017, a strangely over-hyped and over-burdened new year, laden with the expectation it will bring an antidote to the last. Billed as an anomaly of cosmic and human failure, 2016 saw the eruption of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump – or, the failure of ‘the world’s greatest democracy’ to elect its … Continue reading Golriz Ghahraman on identity & democracy: I can’t shed my skin