Headscarf incident in Sudan highlights a global trend
S. Stencel & B. J. Grim, Pew Research Center
Discrimination, Human rights, Islamophobia, Social justice
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Stencel, S., & Grim, B. J. (2013, September 18). Headscarf incident in Sudan highlights a global trend. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/09/18/headscarf-incident-in-sudan-highlights-a-global-trend/ 


Drawing on the case of Amira Osman Hamed, a Sudanese woman who faced trial as she refused to wear the hijab, this article addresses the rise of government regulations regarding religious symbols.  The article also notes that private individuals and groups also impose norms regarding religious attire. Lastly, the rise of social hostilities against women regarding religious attires is also addressed.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: “Binded Document” by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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