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# Headscarf

All time
# Freedom Party
Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools
The measure was proposed by the ruling right-wing government.
# decent and respectful
'Women don't have to wear head covers or robes': Saudi crown prince
It’s unclear whether the comments will lead to a relaxing in the enforcement of the strict dress code for women.
'All women live under the male gaze, but the European hijab ruling feels like the eye of Sauron'
World Hijab Day allowed me to see the hijab for what it is – not a threat, not a tool of oppression – but a reflection of care for others and sense of belonging, writes Sinead Mercier.
# Religion
EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves
The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.
'No woman should have to cover her head for fear of offending religious values'
Women have the right to dress exactly as they want. The right to cover is just as important as the right to uncover, writes Lorraine Courtney.
# Headscarf
Austria promises ban on face veil in public places
The ban is part of raft of measures aimed at fending off the far-right.
# Not happening
Female Air France crew can opt out of Iran flights to avoid having to wear headscarf
Air France management claims the request is standard for most airlines when flying to Iran.
# Germany
Muslim teachers will be allowed to wear their headscarves in class
The issue has been a major topic of debate in Germany.