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Celebrating diversity through fashion

Sonia Sadiq Gandhi is the force behind Fashions of Multicultural Australia (FOMA), a national initiative supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The event’s aim is to foster social cohesion and strengthen bilateral trade between participating nations through fashion and cultural diplomacy.
A free daytime exhibition and runway being held in Sydney will showcase 30 different cultures that make up Australia. People will also be able to wear traditional clothing and taste food from all around the world.Ms Sadiq Gandhi said it’s an immersive experience. “I mean imagine learning how to wear a sari, a 5.5 metre material, or going to the Korean stall and learning how to wear a hanbok,” Ms Gandhi said. It allows people to engage directly with local and emerging designers and Foreign Embassies, including South Korea, Russia and India – to name a few.Katya Komarova is a Russian fashion designer living in Australia, and is one of 15 designers taking part in the fashion parade on Friday. She was invited by the Embassy of Russian Federation to represent her home country on the runway.
“To actually show a wider audience what we’re actually doing here as immigrants and new people of the fashion community is just great,” Ms Komarova said. “I feel very supported as an immigrant.” Her pieces are a contemporary take on her Russian heritage.Russian fashion designer Katya KomarovaSBS Fashion designer Anjilla Seddeqi representing Afghanistan at the FOMA exhibit and on the runway.She specialises in the design of bespoke pieces. “It represents the culture and the traditions.
Usually worn during celebratory times in Afghanistan, during a wedding, during Eid celebration and times like that.Ms Seddeqi moved to Australia when she was seven years old and has since embraced her identity as an Afghan Australia – especially through fashion.
SBSIt’s nice to have that representation so girls who look like me can see this and say look this is what I can achieve if I set my mind to it.Academic and feminist Susan Carland is a supporter of the designer’s self-titled label.”She received a lot of positive feedback so that’s nice to see as well.” FOMA founder Sonia Sadiq Gandhi said diversity doesn’t stop at the design level.”Our models are walking talking diversity too.”We have models that are over age 50 on the runway show, we have a Paralympic winner who is walking with a prosthetic leg, and that is the sort of stereotype that we want to break.“Breaking down the stereotype of what you wear is where you come from, which makes the exhibition and show such an important opportunity to reflect on the fashions of the world and help develop a public appreciation for different cultures.”

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Venezuelan military says 100 members left service after being promised $20000

Over 100 members of Venezuela’s National Guard had arbitrary left service, crossing the country’s border with Colombia, the long-term regional ally of the US, in hope to receive $20,000 promised to them for desertion, amid a political and economic.
The defence minister continued by saying that these promises were false, adding that the absence of these people among the service members was “not a catastrophe” and would not affect the combat readiness of Venezuela’s military.On Thursday, Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, said that the United States was arming Venezuelan deserters to form a so-called liberation army to invade the South American country. The envoy also suggested that Washington was fabricating a report about a high number of deserters in order to justify the creation of such an army.
Earlier this week, the migration service of Colombia claimed that the number of Venezuelan service members who had crossed into Colombia had surpassed 320 people. Meanwhile, the Analitica news outlet reported, citing the same agency, that the number of defectors allegedly reached 567 people.
Venezuela is currently in the midst of a political crisis. On January 5, lawmaker Juan Guaido was elected the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which all other government branches have been refusing to recognize since 2016.On January 23, two days after the Venezuelan Supreme Court annulled his election, Guaido declared himself the country’s “interim president.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who was sworn in for his second presidential term on January 10 after winning the May election, which part of the opposition boycotted, qualified Guaido’s move as an attempt to stage a coup orchestrated by Washington.The United States immediately recognised Guaido, after which some 50 other countries, including Colombia, followed suit. Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia and a number of other states have, in the meantime, voiced their support for the legitimate government of Maduro.

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Talks of listing Azhar as terrorist may figure at RIC Foreign Ministers meet

Wuzhen: The Pulwama terrorist attack and the listing of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN is expected to figure prominently at Russia, India and China (RIC) Foreign Ministers' meeting being held here on …

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