The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically. Below are some of the shocking headlines:
Muslim Women Have Been Attacked at Multiple Colleges Since Trump Won (Vice)
Queens Muslim Woman 19: Pair Yelled Remove Hijab (NY Daily News)
Muslim High School Teacher Told Hang Yourself With Hijab (NY Daily News)
Woman Forced to Remove Hijab After Man Threatens to Set Her on Fire (Click on Detroit)
Muslim Girl’s Hijab Ripped Off in Front of Students (Times of India)
UW Bothwell Investigating Possible Hate Crime Against Muslim Women (Seattle Times)
Proposed Georgia Bill Would Make Wearing Hijab Illegal (NY Mag)
California Woman Robbed Called Hijab-Wearing B* (NY Daily News)
This is unacceptable! We must STAND for Muslim women’s right to cover. There are many ways to show your solidarity.
*Attend the WHD event on Facebook and invite your friends
*Observe Hijab on Feb. 1st, 2017
*Use the hashtags: #IStand4Hijab and #WorldHijabDay
*Organize a WHD event in your community.
*Send emails or letters to local Masjids showing your support.
*Write letters to local officials about protecting Muslim women’s right to cover.
Show support with your heart, words, and actions!
More info: http://worldhijabday.com External Event Url