ARMM to mark World Hijab Day with symbolic walk of 1,000 women in hijab
Cotabato City (27 January 2015) – At least one thousand women wearing hijab will walk the streets of Marawi City this 01 February to mark the celebration of the 2015 World Hijab Day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and amplify the message of religious tolerance and understanding.
The event is being organized by ARMM’s Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW).
Sittie Jehanne Mutin, RCBW regional chairperson, said they expect women from all sectors to join the celebration and help “draw attention to the need for women to participate in the political and economic development of Bangsamoro.”
She said participants will come from different parts of the region, regardless of religion and social standing.
Hijab refers to the veil and the dress that covers the entire body that most Muslim women wear.
Mutin said this year’s celebration will carry the theme Hijab WALK (Women’s Access to Livelihood ay Karapatan), which is aimed at emphasizing women’s important role in society and promoting their right to decent livelihood, development, justice and empowerment.
Last year, ARMM marked the World Hijab Day celebration with the participation of more than 500 women in hijab in a fun run. (Bureau of Public Information)