Islamic veil

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Can’t sleep? Here’s a world in your ear | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sleep advice | Modest dressing | Friendly Co-op | Checkout chore

06, Aug, 2023 @3:19 PM

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Move over Barbie, Hijarbie is back – to celebrate Muslim fashion and culture
When a young Nigerian artist noticed a lack of modest fashion and hijabs for dolls online, she decided to create her own

Priya Bharadia

03, Aug, 2023 @10:03 AM

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For many women, wearing a hijab is not a matter of choice | Letters
Letters: Azadeh Salour, Phil West and Bonnie Pomfret respond to Rabina Khan’s article addressing the stereotypes around wearing the hijab

03, Feb, 2023 @5:18 PM

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I proudly wear a hijab. Forget the stereotypes – it’s a sign of style and strength | Rabina Khan
Today’s Muslim women have revolutionised the narrative of the hijab, says writer Rabina Khan

Rabina Khan

01, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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I am free while the women of Iran are not afforded the same luxury – but now they are spearheading a revolution | Setareh Vaziri
There should be no mistake about what this fight is for. It is a fight against a theocratic regime which denies the most basic human rights

Setareh Vaziri

05, Nov, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: ‘Women in Iran have discovered their power and decided to use it’
The demonstrations across Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, arrested for failing to wear her hijab correctly, are a turning point, no matter the outcome

As told to Claire Armitstead

27, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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I don’t have to choose between my hijab and going to school, but my sisters aren’t so lucky | Anhaar Kareem
As a 14-year-old Australian, I urge you to stand in solidarity with me against policymakers in France and India, where they are oppressing Muslim women

Anhaar Kareem

17, Feb, 2022 @1:56 AM

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Violent clashes over hijab ban in southern India force schools to close
Unrest triggered when Karnataka state came down in favour of rightwing Hindu demands for headscarf ban

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correpondent

09, Feb, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Afghan universities reopen with strict rules for female students
Women required to attend separate classes and follow dress code at facilities in Kandahar and Helmand as they restart classes for first time since Taliban takeover

Rukhshana Media reporter in Kandahar, translated by Hikmat Noori

03, Feb, 2022 @2:23 PM

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‘I lost part of my identity to fit in’: women fight to change Australia’s workwear norms
For women of colour working in Stem fields, conforming often feels like cultural erasure. Now a group of female scientists are working to reprogram the dress code

Georgina Safe

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Switzerland to ban wearing of burqa and niqab in public places
Muslim groups criticise ban, which they say will further stigmatise and marginalise their community

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

07, Mar, 2021 @4:07 PM

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The big picture: Sabiha Çimen's picnicking schoolgirls
The Turkish photographer’s shot of three students from a religious boarding school seeks to add nuance to traditional depictions of women in hijab

Tim Adams

31, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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