We’re celebrating World Hijab Day today to recognise the millions of Muslim women worldwide who choose to wear the hijab.
It’s celebrated every year on 1 February. Organisers encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab. They describe it as an opportunity for non-Muslim women to experience the hijab in order to increase understanding and break down stereotypes.
At Odara we are committed to empowering and supporting members of our community regardless of who they are, where they come from or what their faith is. Check out our film below where you can learn more about the hijab, dressing modestly, and what it all means. In it, Aysha explains: “Hijab isn’t just about your outer appearance and how you dress it also refers to your inner characteristics, your manners, your behaviour.”
It’s really easy to get involved with the campaign for 2019. Follow the campaign’s twitter feed @worldhijabday to see what’s going on across the world to celebrate, using #FreeInHijab and #WorldHijabDay to join the conversation. You can also update your Facebook profile photo with the campaign’s image frame, it looks awesome!
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