Some are called the Blue Hands, because that’s what the blue dye at a Levi’s factory gave them before they were laid off. Others are drop-outs or displaced homemakers. All are women who need work. Now a French organization has formed to help them.
The French law banning headscarves and other visible religious symbols takes effect next September. But for some female Muslim teens who choose to wear the scarf, school is becoming such a zone of harassment that they are staying home.