France's Burqa Controversy

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy ignited a firestorm when he declared that the burqa or niqab "was not welcome on French soil". Since then, a panel of French politicians has recommended a ban on the full veil in all schools, hospitals, public transport and government offices. Assignment investigates why the full face veil has become a flashpoint in the debate over how far France should go to integrate it's population of nearly six million Muslims. Claire Bolderson reports for Assignment.

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Fifty Women Who Made It Happen

Malala Yousafzai, Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Commemorate International Women's Day 2015 with stories from across the world