For Liberty: The Impact of the French Ban on the Islamic Headscarf and other Religious Symbols in Schools / Arzu Merali
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In March 2004, the French government introduced a ban on religious symbols in French schools. This book explores the effects of that law on what was largely perceived to be its actual target group: Muslim girls and young women.
This report can be downloaded for free in English from here
Based on the Islamic Human Rights Commissionʼs submissions to the Committee against the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and the accounts collected and previously published by the Comité 15 Mars et Libertés (March 15 Freedom Committee), this books relays the depth of horror of both the experiences of those affected and their meaning in terms of womenʼs rights.
The author Arzu Merali is one of the founders of the Islamic Human Rights Commission.