Posted by: becketfund | September 14, 2006

Azerbaijan: Religious Activists ask Officials to Reconsider Headscarf Ban

Agence France-Presse reports that religious activists in Azerbaijan again asked officials to re-examine the law that bars women from wearing headscarves in identification photos, as “[a] number of international documents give them the right to cover their heads”.   Women who refuse to remove their headscarves cannot obtain identification documents, which prevents them from participating in elections and makes employment, travel, health care and registration of births and marriages more difficult.

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