Keyword: Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

French education ministry picture sparks racist abuse

French education ministry’s Facebook page inundated with racist comments because most children in its 'back to school'  photo were black.

Right attacks new French education minister over gender stand

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem last year backed an experimental reform for primary schools aimed at overcoming gender stereotyping.

French ‘Civic Service’ eyes massive expansion amid huge demand

Ministers want numbers of volunteers in system, seen as civilian successor to military service phased out in 1996, to go from 35,000 to 100,000.

Women's right to vote in France hits 70th anniversary

President Hollande leads celebrations, joined by new Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, but warns more needs to be done to ensure full equality.

France prostitution: MPs back fines for clients

MPs voted 268 to 138 in favour of law that imposes fines for anyone who buys a sexual act but bill must still pass the Senate before coming into force.

France set to enact sweeping changes to sexual equality laws

Proposals to include "ABC of gender equality" lessons for children as young as six and tougher laws on domestic violence and pay equality.

French minister wants prostitution to 'disappear'

Women's Rights Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem's aim is to start the eradication of prostitution by pushing tough legislation against their clients.

French women's rights minister in focus as spotlight shines on gender politics

While François Hollande's cabinet contains record number of women, feminist groups complain that few get roles of substance.

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the young Muslim woman at the heart of France's new regime

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, official 'face' of the new French government, is arguably the most striking symbol in a cabinet full of symbolic figures.