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Parliamentary question - P-000654/2022Parliamentary question

Conference on the Future of Europe’s promotional campaign featuring a veiled woman

Priority question for written answer  P-000654/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Silvia Sardone (ID)

To promote the Conference on the Future of Europe and one of its sessions, the Commission ran a campaign featuring a veiled woman with the slogan: ‘The future is in your hands’.

This choice of model makes it seem like the EU welcomes the Islamic headscarf. Back in November 2021, the Council of Europe launched a campaign under the slogan ‘Beauty is in diversity like freedom in the hijab’ with photos of smiling women showing the garment in a good light.

This choice raises serious doubts when set against the many cases of Islamic women, in Europe and beyond, who face violence and hostility from their families and communities if they dare to refuse to wear one.

In view of this, can the Commission say:

Last updated: 17 February 2022
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