Headscarf Award for fighting discrimination [Netherlands]
Author: Karima Idrissi, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Published on: 23 February 2009
Dutch supermarket chain Dirk van den Broek has been presented with the first Headscarf Award. According to the jury report the company has made the most effort to get the headscarf accepted in the workplace. Major Dutch companies like ABN Amro and Albert Heijn were among the nominees for the Award. It was presented…by the recently formed Polder Muslima Headscarf Brigade…The brigade intends to combat discrimination in the labour market…Rather than going to court when they encounter a case of discrimination, the Headscarf Brigade will engage in dialogue with the employer.