Headscarf ban turns France’s Muslim women towards homeworking


As they cannot wear religious garments in public service jobs many French Muslim women are taking up self-employed e-trading.

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Every day Meryem Belmokhtar turns her tidy sitting-room into a workshop. She lays out the equipment on the table, puts on rubber gloves and dips into various jars to make up 250g bags of sweets. Each packet is marked with her logo, featuring a stick of barley sugar, reports The Guardian.