Miranda Gallo is currently a Research Analyst and Campaigns Coordinator with Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). Miranda holds a BA in World Islamic and Middle East Studies with a minor in History from McGill University. She is primarily interested in Middle Eastern history, politics, religion and gender issues, to which she often takes an intersectional feminist approach. She has researched topics as diverse as women and resistance; Islam and politics in Africa; and sexuality, religion and gender. In addition, Miranda has worked with several different NGOs, both in the Middle East, and in Canada. Most of her work is focused on advocating for human rights as they relate to Canada and the Middle East, as well as the rights of indigenous peoples around the world.
See Miranda Gallo's articles below:
Bill 62: Colonialism 101 (Nov 15, 2017)
This article was originally published on November 10, 2017 on Huffington Post.
Quebec recently passed Bill 62, a discriminatory law that restricts individuals from covering their faces when receiving government services. While many Quebeckers and Canadians across the country have expressed outrage at the blatantly Islamophobic nature of this bill, this Islamophobia is inherently connected to a much larger, disturbing phenomenon – that of colonialism. ...
Israel is Being Singled Out – For Favouritism (Sep 19, 2017)
This past June, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for “singling out Israel” for criticism. This is not a new line: the “singling out Israel” accusation is a decades-old tactic that Israel’s proponents use almost any time that Israel is challenged on its human rights record. The rise of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement calling for economic pressure on Israel for its human rights violations has only amplified the use of this evasive tactic....