Our affiliate, Alliance Citoyenne’s collective Les Hijabeuses, lodged an appeal in November 2021 challenging the French Football Federation’s prohibition on players wearing the hijab.
Amidst this ongoing battle, regardless of the final judgment from the Council of State, what we have accomplished is HISTORICAL. Women, the very individuals most affected, athletes, and activists, stood up against a powerful institution like the FFF. We have refused to stay silent, unapologetically embracing our identities and reclaiming our rights.
June 29 will forever be remembered as a day of failure for the French justice system. Despite a favorable opinion from the public rapporteur, the State Council succumbed to political and media pressure. This decision disregards the rights of women and contributes to the perpetuation of violence and discrimination against Islam.
As the French people witness this injustice, we are determined to ensure that the entire world, including Europe, becomes aware of this outrage. Together, we will continue to fight for #SportPourToutes and create a more inclusive society.