Conflict Occurs Between the Powerful and the Powerless

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Conflict occurs between the powerful and the powerless; this is evident in The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif as the powerful Taliban were fighting against the powerless women and young Hazara’s of Afghanistan. Conflict has also occurred between the powerful and powerless in many other instances, for example the resent Jill Meagher case, Gillian "Jill" Meagher (born 30 October 1982) was an Irish woman working in Melbourne, Australia, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in an administrative role. After work on 21 September 2012, Meagher went with co-workers from ABC Radio to the Brunswick Green bar in Sydney Road, Brunswick, later moving to Bar Etiquette. She left the bar at around 1:30 am and began the short walk back to the flat she shared with her husband. Over the next few days CCTV video emerged and was released by Victoria Police. The video, recorded in front of the Duchess Boutique bridal shop at around 1:43 am on the night she disappeared, showed her speaking to a man in a blue hoodie who had also been filmed walking outside the shop four minutes earlier. The man in the blue hoddie has been charged with rape and murder and was held in custody to await trial. In this instance Jill Meagher is the ‘powerless’ victim and Adrian Ernest Bayley (the man in the blue hoddie) is the ‘powerful’ instigator. When it comes to sorting out conflict the more powerful person or group get to call the shots, over-riding the goals, values or interests of the less powerful. With conflict around the world rising, more and more people are fleeing torture and persecution, in the hope of living a new and safe life in Australia. This all began with an imbalance of equality, two sides fighting, and most recently the fight for religious supremacy and purification in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the Hazara. Within this particular conflict, there was little regard for the

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