Since 1979 women in Iran have been required to wear headscarves. Those who refuse are taken to task by the country's morality police. But women have been taking to the streets without their hijabs to demand the freedom to decide for themselves.
Hundreds of female fans cheered for local champions Persepolis as they sought to claim their first continental crown. The move could be a step toward ending the decades-old exclusion of women from top games.
A headscarf is often associated today with the head coverings worn by Muslim women. But an exhibition at Vienna's Weltmuseum shows the many — and sometimes contradictory — meanings the headscarf has embodied over time.
Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom made waves in 2015, appearing in a Nike advert wearing a hijab. After running the Berlin Marathon she told DW what inspired her to insist that Nike feature Muslim women in its campaigns.
With few burqa wearers in Austria, police have often been forced to deal with the absurd side effects of the law. Public opinion, however, remains divided one year after the country banned full-face coverings.
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