‘It’s so macho to dictate what women can wear’

Sara El Attar tells Connexion why she spoke up for the 'thousands of women like her' during a debate on CNews

The Senate recently voted in favour of banning parents from wearing religious symbols while accompanying school trips.

The Assemblée Nationale must also agree before it becomes law but the debate has raised questions on the concept of laïcité (secularism), which separates the state from religion in France, in an increasingly multicultural society with one of Europe’s largest Muslim populations.

In October, a mother wearing a Muslim hijab headscarf ...

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