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France announces hijab ban for Olympic athletes – UN responds
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France announces hijab ban for Olympic athletes – UN responds

Paris Olympics 2024: France imposes ban on hijab for athletesUnited Nations criticizes the ban, emphasizing women's rightsFrench government defends the ban, citing principles of secularismFrance has ignited a global debate after announcing that its athletes will be prohibited from wearing the Muslim hijab during the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. The United Nations (UN) has expressed its opposition to dress codes that restrict women's choices, highlighting the importance of individual freedom. French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera reiterated the government's stance against displaying religious symbols during sporting events, emphasizing the need for neutrality in public services. However, the UN's rights office spokeswoman, Marta Hurtado, emphasized the need to avoid ...