France Niqab (Photo: BBC World Service/Flickr)

One year ago, France implemented the "burqa ban," a restriction on Muslim women covering their faces in the burqa or niqab. Advocates for the ban argued it would free women of gender enslavement and help Muslims better integrate into French society. The ban received widespread support in France and even some Muslim organizations supported the legislation. Reporter Arwa Gunja traveled to Paris as a reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists to examine the impact of the law.

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