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Human Rights Group Condemns European Burqa Bans

May 1, 2012

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by Sam TaxyApril 30, 2012 Photo Credit: Antoine Taveneaux A new report from Amnesty International, an influential human rights group, condemned European countries for denying Muslim women jobs and education by banning full-face veils or neglecting to enforce anti-discrimination laws. In addition to bans on the burqa (traditional Muslim robes that cover women’s faces and […]

French report calls for end to sexualisation of children

March 10, 2012

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Former minister wants ban on beauty contests for under-16s and children’s lingerie in wake of 10-year-old’s Vogue spread Kim Willsher in Paris guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 6 March 2012 Chantal Jouanno, the report’s author, said ‘mini-miss’ beauty pageants encouraged children to dress up as ‘sexual candy’. Photograph: Ruslan Krivobok/RIA Novosti A French government report is calling for […]

French schoolbook ignites gender debate

September 7, 2011

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The Irish Times – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC in Paris ‘ONE IS not born a woman, one becomes one,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949. More than 60 years later, the inclusion of a similar claim in France’s primary school textbooks has deputies in Nicolas Sarkozy’s party up in arms. With French […]

French schoolbook ignites gender debate

September 7, 2011

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The Irish Times – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC in Paris ‘ONE IS not born a woman, one becomes one,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949. More than 60 years later, the inclusion of a similar claim in France’s primary school textbooks has deputies in Nicolas Sarkozy’s party up in arms. With French […]