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Council of Europe removes hijab diversity campaign tweets amid backlash


By The Cube – November 3, 2021

The Council of Europe has withdrawn images from a social media campaign promoting diversity among women and their freedom to wear the hijab.

Posters featuring young women wearing Islamic headscarves were removed from Twitter just days after the project’s launch.

The campaign has prompted a strong backlash from senior French politicians over secular values.

The continent’s top human rights body confirmed that the social media posts had been removed while they “reflect on a better presentation.”

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