European Network Against Racism: Denmark is the “happiest” country in the world

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The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is Europe’s biggest anti-racism NGO.

It writes:

“Denmark is said to be the ‘happiest’ country in the world.

It depends on who you ask. With the elections approaching, religious freedom for minorities seems once again to be at the heart of political debates as Denmark considers whether to ban headscarves in schools.

As a reminder of the long history of discriminatory laws against Muslim women in Europe, here is a chronological summary of all the laws banning headscarves in schools in Europe since 2004, when France got the ball rolling.” 

Our secretariat is committed to working in close collaboration with our members on the ground to monitor racist discourse and practices in Europe. We encourage all our members, and in this case Danish members in the context of this election, to report racist policies and/or discourse in their country.

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In 2016, ENAR published a report ‘The Forgotten Women: the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women,’ covering eight European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, showing how these dicriminating policies have had a disproportionate impact on Muslim women.”

Read the report here!