New Zealand women face praise and protests for donning the hijab

Women wearing headscarves as tribute to the victims of the mosque attacks are seen before Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva - RC1C355DDA00

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A campaign by New Zealand women including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to don headscarves as a sign of solidarity with Muslim women after the nation’s mosque shootings has divided opinion over whether the gesture was a help or a hindrance. Ardern won widespread praise this month for putting on […]

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