Tag: France

Global

Hundreds of thousands of children abused by priests in France, report finds

In a report published on 5th October, The Independent Commission’s investigation for Sexual Harassment at the Church revealed around 216,000 minors had been sexually abused by French priests since 1950. Jean Marc Suave, head of the inquiry, found there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, enabled by the Catholic Church’s “deep, total and even cruel indifference”…

Fashion, Venue

The Struggles of Muslim Fashion

In 2017, during a French lesson, I asked why Muslim girls couldn’t wear the hijab in French schools. The answer was simple: “All religious symbols are banned in French schools”. Not knowing any better, and being the only Muslim in my class, I thought nothing else of it. No religious symbols – it puts everyone…

Global

France to declassify Algerian War documents

President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has announced the relaxation of rules for the declassification of documents related to the Algerian War (1954-62) in a move to reconcile with its colonial past and improve relations with its former colony. The war, which resulted in the independence of the North African nation had huge ramifications in both…

Global

Beheading in France shocks nation

47-year-old French history and geography teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded in public on the 16th October in the Paris suburb of Éragny by 18-year-old Chechen refugee Abdullakh Anzorov after showing students a picture of the Prophet Muhammed 10 days before to teach the class about freedom of expression. Anzorov was shot dead by French police….

Travel

Paris: My time in the city of love

The city of love, home to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, and last but not least, my summer destination this year. Paris was the city that my boyfriend and I chose for our first holiday together and also somewhere to celebrate my 21st birthday. It was a perfect fit – providing a rich…

News

Norwich Refugee Week begins with events in city and university

A week of events promoting further understanding of refugees has begun in Norwich with events on campus and in the city. Norwich Refugee Week is aiming to bring communities across Norfolk together from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rdJune. This nationwide programme of events consists of schools, cafes, community groups and arts centres hosting cultural, educational and…

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