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# hijab

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2022
# hijab
Iran arrests two top actors who removed headscarves, state media reports
Iran’s clerical leadership has been shaken by more than two months of women-led demonstrations
# factcheck
FactCheck: Iranian protesters have been arrested & killed, but 15,000 aren't sentenced to death
Justin Trudeau helped spread the claim, but later deleted his tweet.
Voices
Student in Iran: 'Mahsa's death has lit a fire within - please do not forget us'
One young student has risked her safety to tell us her story.
# morality police
Mother of teen protestor in Iran says her daughter was murdered
The protests were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police.
# headscarf protests
Iran's main reformist party urges end to mandatory dress code
At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in the protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death.
All time
# Hate speech
Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments
A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.
# Freedom Party
Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools
The measure was proposed by the ruling right-wing government.
# Burqa ban
Women defiant as Denmark's full-face veil ban comes into effect
“When the mosque is one of the few places where we can (wear veils), then I think the law will mean that more people will go to the mosque.”
# amena khan
Model quits L'Oreal ad campaign due to alleged 'anti-Israeli' tweets
Khan was to be the first woman in a hijab to front a mainstream shampoo campaign.
Voices
'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.
# European Court of Justice
Dublin protest against EU ruling on hijabs in the workplace
Irish Muslim women feel that the ruling will directly affect their ability to find employment.
Voices
'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.
# Muslim community
Gardaí not reviewing uniform policy about hijabs
Police forces in Scotland and Canada have announced they are allowing female members to wear the hijab.
# fatima manji
Channel 4 reporter says the Sun's hijab criticism "won't stop me from doing my job"
The column was written by the former editor of the newspaper.
# totally made up
This woman uses her hijab to transform herself into Disney princesses
Her serious makeup skills don’t hurt, either.
# hijab
Iranian police seize 40k cars over women not covering hair with headscarf
The measure is part of a wider traffic police crackdown that could also see male drivers targeted.
# France
Non-renewal of a Muslim social worker's contract over headscarf issue ruled legal
France passed a law banning conspicuous religious symbols back in 2004.
# misogyny
Iran women's football captain isn't at a major tournament - because her husband won't let her go
Under Iranian law a man has the right to prevent his wife from leaving the country.
# Netherlands
Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)
“It has nothing to do with religion,” says the Prime Minister.
# model employer
Abercrombie say they hire 'models' for their stores so Muslim hijabs are not allowed
Abercrombie argues they forbid their staff wearing “caps” of any sort.
# Islamic Law
Iran rejects law enforcing the wearing of the hijab as unconstitutional
The law was a proposed reaction to more liberal dress styles adopted within the country.
# sharing stories
Irish 'Hijabi Monologues' to break down barriers and assumptions
The play, which explores the experiences of Muslim women in Ireland, will be staged in axis Ballymun in April.
# Change
Football chiefs lift ban on women wearing headscarves
It has been a topic of contention since 2007, when an 11-year-old girl was prevented from wearing a hijab for safety reasons.
Voices
Column: Muslim women face all kinds of assumptions. Let’s look behind the headscarves
The one-dimensional view of Muslim women isn’t accurate. That’s why we need The Hijabi Monologues, writes Sahar Ullah.
# Soccer
FIFA to discuss soccer ban on hijabs
The vice-president of FIFA, Prince Ali, is to discuss the ban during a presentation on Saturday. He says the ban is prejudiced against women who wear the head scarf.