World Hijab Day encourages women to voice their choic

World Hijab Day encourages women to voice their choice26/12/2018 (Anadolu Agency- Turkey): World Hijab Day is all set to launch its 2019 campaign on Wednesday, aiming to encourage women to “voice their choice” of wearing the hijab, according to the founder of the annual event. “#FreeInHijab is the much needed hashtag for our current global situation where women in hijab are labeled by media as oppressed and symbolically imprisoned,” Nazma Khan told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview ahead of the campaign launch. “Through this hashtag, women are encouraged to voice their choice of wearing the hijab; thus dispelling common misconceptions,” Khan added. World Hijab Day, created in 2013 to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear the hijab in support of Muslim women. It is celebrated worldwide every year on Feb. 1. In 2017, World Hijab Day became a nonprofit organization, with a mission to fight discrimination against Muslim women through awareness and education, according to its official webpage…

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/world-hijab-day-encourages-women-to-voice-their-choice/1349116

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