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Austria Bans Full-Face Veils

Austria Bans Full-Face Veils

A full-face ban makes Burqa’s and Niqab’s criminalized

Austria has banned full-face coverings. The Burqa Ban took effect on Sunday making it illegal to wear any garment that covers the face. From the hairline to the chin. Government officials have called on this ban to protect Austrian values and create a more united society.  The Ban targets a minority group of full veiled Muslim women. Outrage from activists, experts and citizens has created protests throughout Austria. This comes before Austria’s general election on October 15. Austria is not the only country in Europe to have a burqa ban. A ban that personally attacks Muslim Women’s rights.

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Women in Hollywood

Big Little Lies Star’s Call for More Women Roles in Hollywood

The importance of women represented in television and film

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon gave an empowering speech for women at  the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony.  After their show won eight Emmys that night, Big Little Lies took home the award for Outstanding Limited Series.  Witherspoon and Kidman called out to Hollywood for more stories about women. Their speech shows just how powerful a woman's voice can be. It showed that not only can female driven stories be entertaining but they can also be successful.

“Hollywood has seen a revival of women leading the way. Like these two leading ladies, representation is important. Especially when men are still profiting off women. This shows that you do not need a man to create something successful and meaningful”

.According to Huffington Post, 9 million more women have gone to the movies than men have in the past six years. Films like Wonder Woman have drove women to theaters because of its positive representation. Shows like Big Little Lies, Insecure, Feud, are among a few that have taken this year by storm. Not only have they entertained the masses but have raised discussion on topics from ageism to racism. However, there is still so many corners of Hollywood that need addressing.

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UNESCO Global Hope Coalition Honoring Empowering Women The Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

Global Hope Coalition Honors Some Empowering Women

Not all heroes wear capes. The Global Hope Coalition Leadership Summit honored 10 people for their fight against hate and radicalism. The session focused on the world’s people as a whole. This highlights the importance of basic human rights for all. Almost half of the honorees are women, who are pioneering empowerment through social change.

The Global Hope Coalition brought more than 650 international business and government leaders, philanthropists, activists and social icons together in New York City during the United Nation General Assembly. Honoring these everyday heroes truly is a step towards positive social change. “These women have chosen to rise up against hate and show young girls that it is ok to speak up” said Lady Jamileh Kharrazi.

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