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Austria passes law banning hijab in primary schools but not Sikh turban or Jewish kippah

Austria passes law banning hijab in primary schools but not Sikh turban or Jewish kippah

2019-05-17
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The Austrian parliament has approved a law banning girls in primary schools from wearing the hijab. The bill which was passed on Wednesday is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in Austria’s Constitutional Court. The law received support...
Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

2017-05-03
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The International Basketball Federation has agreed to allow athletes to wear head coverings after a growing number of calls from female Muslim basketball players around the world. Muslim women basketball players have won their battle to wear hijab w...
Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

2017-05-02
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The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”. Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate t...
The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

2016-08-31
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In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf. “Sometimes you itch in your own skin,” says one woman n...
Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-29
1684 Views
Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowing its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, the government said Tuesday. "The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved thi...
German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

2016-08-19
1567 Views
Two German associations of judges have called for a headscarf ban on judges and lawyers, arguing that the measure is required to ensure neutrality in court.
Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

2016-08-15
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No hijab-wearing players are present on the basketball courts at the Rio Olympics, for instance ― and it’s not for lack of qualified players. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has long prohibited athletes from wearing “equipment that may cause injury to other players.” For some reason, FIBA deems hijabs to fall into that category, but a growing body of athletes and advocacy organizations are working to change that.
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