By Sara Denk
Denmark’s face veil ban made global headlines over the summer. The debate continues amid protests in Copenhagen.
Marches have been organized by a group called Kvinder I Dialog, which translates to Women in Dialogue. The group’s goal is to engage with the general population on issues like the face veil ban.
“Politicians need to know that the fight has not stopped,” Alli Ceja, a member of Kvinder I Dialog said. “We will continue to fight for our niqab and against Islamophobia in policy.
The first major protest took place on August 1.
Photos courtesy of Ahmet Üzümcü of the Danish Islamic Center Administration.
There is another protest planned for October 2.
“Women who wear niqab have been more insecure in their daily life,” said Üzümcü. “Still, Islamic women continue to visit the center wearing niqab — even after the ban.”
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