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Afghan Robotics Team Denied Entrance Into U.S.

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A team of teenage Afghan girls were denied requests for travel visas allowing them to enter the United States for a robotics competition set to take place this month (Washington Post). This decision comes amidst the partial reinstatement of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim majority countries. Although Afghanistan is not on the […]

Legislation Introduced in Norway to Ban Facial Veils

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Voting will commence this September in Norway on legislation which would ban face-covering veils from universities, schools, and kindergartens (Reuters). Conservative parties across European nations have introduced similar legislation, restricting the wear of burqas and niqabs in public spaces such as schools and transportation systems. Leaders from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have expressed […]

Paris Mayor Attempted to Ban Black Feminist Festival

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo sparked controversy last week when she called for the banning of a black feminist festival set for the last weekend of July. Hidalgo tweeted that she opposed the event due to its prohibition of white attendees (Al Jazeera). After receiving backlash on Twitter for her statements that were partially based on […]