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Headscarf Ban at Elementary Schools Confirmed by Austrian Federal Council

Published: June 3, 2019; 17:30 · (Vindobona)

The so-called headscarf ban, the ban on covering the head of children from the age of six to ten for ideological and religious reasons, was approved by the Federal Council (Bundesrat) despite controversial debate. For Minister of Education Faßmann, the ban on headscarves corresponds to the socio-political consensus on the development of children as freely as possible and the necessity to overcome gender-specific stereotypes.

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