The prohibition of the burqini in several French municipalities has brought to the fore the interaction between the governance of diversity, the fight against racism and the promotion of gender equality. In an interview with Naya Puri from Radio Gandía, professor Ángeles Solanes sustained that the bans had no place in democratic states under the rule of law, since they infringe women’s freedom and the principle of non-discrimination on grounds of religion. In addition, they do not pursue a legitimate aim but the exclusion of cultural differences from the public space. To watch the interview (in Catalan), click here.

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