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World Hijab Day 2017

We take a look at the impact of the annual World Hijab Day on 1st February 2017

World HIjab Day 2017
World Hijab Day 2017

The 1st February 2017 celebrates  World Hijab Day. World Hijab Day celebrates women's right to cover their hair and themselves with modesty.

World Hijab Day(WHD) is a non-profit movement founded by Nazma Khan in 2013, it's organized the first annual WHD, which encourages women of all religion to adorn the hijab for a day to support Muslim women who are being discriminated against due to their choice of garment.

In a recent press release, WHD released a statement of the importance of wearing a hijab on February 1st 2017,

"World Hijab Day asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.
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.

WHD have estimated  90 countries will take part in wearing a hijab for 2017.  Below, people all over the world showing their support for WHD:

A Spanish resident supports WHD and encourages others to do so

Assalam aleykoum!! Hoy me pongo el pañuelo para apoyar a todas las mujeres que lo llevan... El #worldhijabday de este año con el lema #Istand4hijab se celebra el 1 de febrero para dar visibilidad a las mujeres musulmanas, empoderarlas y apoyarlas en su continua lucha de tener que demostrar siempre su valía por el hecho de su decisión de llevar el hijab, y se anima a las no-musulmanas a llevarlo por un día para ponerse en la piel de las demás, sentir empatía y conocer de primera mano que se siente y como te juzgan cuando te cubres la cabeza... A todas las hijabis, continuad así chicas, seguro que algún día nadie juzgará vuestra decisión, mientras tanto seguiremos informando, para derribar muros y normalizarlo! #supportmysisters #hijabistas #hijab #muslima

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Kayleigh from Scotland Shows her support!

I actually love this ???? #worldhijabday #nobadhairdays #howdoyouwearyours #uws @uniwestscotland

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Applicant Enquiry Team supporting World Hijab Day #worldhijabday #uws #paisley #paisley2021 #nobadhairdays @uniwestscotland

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