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WESTERN EUROPE Headscarf ban in Austrian kindergartens and elementary schools to protect children against ‘sexualisation’

WESTERN EUROPE Headscarf ban in Austrian kindergartens and elementary schools to protect children against ‘sexualisation’

Country: 
Austria
News Date: 
18/11/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The Government effectively banned the headscarf by tying funding of states to the law. Now the right-wing government of the ÖVP and FPÖ want to do the same for elementary schools. “Integration is a two way process, which has an effect on the respective target group. “The wearing of the headscarf until reaching the age of religious maturity can lead to early and especially sex based segregation, which is not reconcilable with the Austrian core value and social norms”, Vice Chancellor Strache  tabloid Krone.