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    UN report addresses headscarf issue in Turkey

    Hürriyet Haber
    27.10.2005 - 10:28 | Son Güncelleme:

    The issue of the headscarf being worn in Turkish universities has been addressed in a report about Turkey by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), an organization associated with the United Nations. The report states that there is discrimination against women in Turkey and addresses concerns over how it affects female students. The report also calls for a solution over this issue to be found within 3 years.

    The report also praises Turkey for its efforts in taking steps to support the education of women, however, it states that the effect of the ban on students is found to be precarious and the responsibility of the state is to provide women access to every stage of education was stressed.


    It calls for an end to this discrimination by 2009.

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