Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault on the campaign trail last September before the election that saw his party form a majority government.
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The Québec government's push to ban the hijab is 'sexularism' and also basic nationalism – one that pits an ‘us’ against ‘them,’ where the ‘them’ represent multiple threats to the nation.
Ilhan Omar, a Somali American, who was elected from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, will be the first woman in U.S. Congress to wear a hijab.
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The de Young Museum of San Francisco recently opened an exhibit devoted to the Islamic fashion scene. Here's how Muslim women's fashions challenge popular stereotypes.
From Turkey to Saudi Arabia, Muslim women are battling for their rights - but religion is not at fault.
Gap released a back-to-school ad campaign a couple weeks ago which included a picture of a young girl wearing a hijab which raised many questions for many people.
Gap's recent back-to-school ad campaign was praised for its portrayal of the diversity of children. One of the girls in the ads was wearing a hijab: this raised a huge debate on social media.
Thousands of Iranian women took to the streets to protest against the hijab law in Tehran in the spring of 1979. A women’s movement has recently taken hold in Iran.
Iran's young "daughters of the revolution" are protesting hijab laws and demanding equal rights. They're the ultimate symbol of female resistance on this International Women's Day.
The ‘girl from Enghelab Street’, recorded holding her hijab aloft in protest in December 2017.
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Protests against mandatory hijabs have a clear goal, and if successful, would be a victory for Iranian civil society.
Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom wearing the Nike Pro Hijab.
With its "Pro hijab" Nike has mainstreamed what is generally considered as an oppressive and marginalised garment.
Warda Naili poses for a photograph on a city bus in Montreal. Last week, Bill 62 was passed in Quebec, outlawing the wearing of a niqab on public transit.
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Bill 62, a bill passed last week banning the wearing of Niqab in Québec for those seeking access to public services, is widely seen as an attack on Muslim women. Why is it even necessary?
Fashion by Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.
The versatile, controversial piece of clothing has come to symbolise both the oppression of women and their empowerment.
Models present styles during the ‘Walk of Islam’ fashion show in Berlin in 2004.
Islamic fashion is a rapidly growing industry: Muslim spending on fashion is expected to reach US$488 billion by 2019. What has led to this growth?
The EU ruling could increase discrimination at work.
For many Muslim women, wearing the headscarf is an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing them to remove it can have devastating consequences.
Moroccan women walking in capital Rabat.
The recent burqa ban in Morocco highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women's rights.
A women is more than what she wears.
The hijab is not a sign of control.
Two worlds? Minaret in Brick Lane, East London.
An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
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A new study finds Muslim women in the UK live in an atmosphere of prejudice.
A patrol in front of Notre Dame November 15.
The answer is complex. But part of it lies in the fact that French society is still uncomfortable with its diversity.
Germany’s ban on teachers wearing the veil has been in and out of the courts for over a decade.
Banning teachers from wearing the veil at school is incompatible with the German constitution.
Why must Muslim women prove they aren’t terrorists with a scarf?
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For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple…
Visitors of Afghan nationality wearing hijabs outside Parliament House yesterday.
A call to ban the burqa has permeated Australian political discussions since police raided the homes of suspected Islamist extremists in Sydney and Brisbane on September 18. Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi…