Muslim Women's Day Goes Viral
Posted on 29 March 2017
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, March 27, 2017 marked the first ever Muslim Women’s Day and the internet responded in a big way. The movement went viral with people showing their support all over the world making the hashtag #MuslimWomensDay trend at #1 worldwide. The campaign aimed to highlight the voices and experiences of Muslim women.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, MuslimGirl’s Editor-in-Chief and her team are the masterminds behind this historic movement. They partnered with several prominent digital media outlets including MTV, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and HuffPost Women to name a few. The goal was to feature stories that elevate Muslim women’s narratives and their contributions to society.
“There are so many conversations unfolding around us right now about the women’s movement and the Muslim ban, and Muslim women are rarely given the space to be heard above the noise. This also comes at a time when Muslim women have become the most visible targets of anti-Muslim bigotry,” Al-Khatahtbeh told The Huffington Post. “I hope that #MuslimWomensDay is a launching pad for greater and more inclusive representation for Muslim women in the media.”
By working with media allies in the industry Amani see’s this as their chance to “pass the mic” to Muslim women and tell the stories of muslim women beyond that of your typical “trendy hijabi” headline.
Great work Muslim Girl team! We can’t wait for next year and to see how this initiative grows and evolves.
Let us know what you think about this or how you celebrated in the comments.