The Coalition of Nigerian Muslim Women, has called for more understanding on Muslim women that wear hijab in line with the lay down rule of their religious obligation.
At Media briefing in Abuja to mark this year’s World Hijab Day, organized by the Coalition of Nigerian Muslim women, The National President, Sisters of Jannah SOJ, Hajia Ramatu Aliyu said that in spite of the advocacy and awareness creation on the significance on the usage of Hijab Muslim women have continued to face challenges due to their choice to fulfilling their religious obligation.
Hajia Ramatu Aliyu urged the stakeholders as well as policy markers to use the opportunity of this global event to build bridges of mutual understanding on why Muslim women choose to wear hijabs.
According the group “Muslim women, like all others, have the right to practice their religion; they also have the right to be treated equally and the right not to be stigmatised or discriminated against.
Also the human rights officer at Nigerian supreme council for Islamic affairs, Firdous Amasa called on Nigerians to stand for Muslim women’s right to cover their privacy and stop the discrimination against them in particularly in public places.
The Coalition of Nigeria Muslim women formed as a collaboration forum for various women organizations and institutions in a bid to promote and propagate issues of concern that affect the private and public life of women especially Muslim and girls in the country also wants the national assembly to fast track the passage of the religious discrimination prohibition and prevention bill before it’s describing it’s as worthwhile for posterity.
The Theme of this year world Hijab Day is “Progression not Oppression” #dressed not Opposed.