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Gender-Segregation

Type: News

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/10/2017
Summary: 

Segregating boys from girls in a state-funded Muslim secondary school classroom is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has found. Three Court of Appeal judges in London on Friday overturned last year’s finding by a High Court judge that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise the mixed-sex Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham on the basis of an “erroneous” view that segregation amounted to unlawful discrimination. In a landmark case, the school had originally challenged its critical Ofsted report, which found dividing the pupils by their sex left them entirely  “unprepared for life in modern Br

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/07/2017
Summary: 

England’s first state-funded Muslim secondary schools – that segregated boys and girls and had books promoting domestic violence and marital rape – is to be taken over by the Government. The Al-Hijrah School in Birmingham, which became state-funded in 2001, was put into special measures last summer after the pro-rape texts were found in the institution’s library and a child died from an allergic reaction. In a report published in May, the inspector Ofsted

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
11/07/2017
Summary: 

Al-Hijrah school had received lowest possible Ofsted grade partly because boys and girls were separated from age nine

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/04/2017
Summary: 
  • Small Heath school in Birmingham advertised for specifically male teacher 
  • Said man was needed to deal with religious 'sensitivities' around the role
  • But outraged secular campaigners forced the school to take the advert down
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Country: 
Sweden
News Date: 
04/04/2017
Summary: 

A Muslim elementary school in Sweden, which separated boys and girls on a bus and during sports lessons, sparked controversy on Tuesday with the prime minister condemning it as "despicable". As part of a documentary, Swedish broadcaster TV4 filmed secret footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb where boys are seen entering a bus from the front and girls from the back.

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