A female Indian chess player said she has decided to not participate in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf.
When Jennifer Hyatt told officers at a detention center that she was a practicing Muslim woman and, based on her faith, could not be seen by other men without her hijab, one of them allegedly said, “Not in here, you’re not.”
With its May cover, British Vogue feels new again. And it makes history with Halima Aden becoming the first hijab-wearing model to front the British edition in 101 years
As more brands begin to cater to the needs of Muslim women who wish to dress modestly, one writer talks about why the shift is so important to her.
Last month, Tahera Rahman stood before the camera for CBS affiliate WHBF in Rock Island, Illinois, becoming America’s first full-time reporter to wear a hijab. Rahman, who comes from a small town in Illinois, spoke with HuffPost about navigating a stubborn journalism industry and reaching this moment of triumph.
Barely a week after L’Oréal Paris announced the historic hire of a hijab-wearing model for its hair care line Elvive, the British beauty blogger Amena Khan announced that she was stepping down.
Fashion blogger-turned-L'Oreal Paris hair model Amena Khan backed out of a hair care campaign Monday, just a few days after announcing she was part of the Elvive product line ad campaign. SEE ALSO: Hijab-wearing hair model featured in L’Oreal Paris ad campaign Khan wrote a statement on Twitter and Instagram early Monday that she was stepping down from the campaign because of a series of tweets from 2014 in which she criticized Israel. She said the tweets were detracting "from the positive and inclusive sentiment that (the campaign) set out to deliver." A post shared by Amena (@amenaofficial) on Jan 22, 2018 at 4:24am PST Khan, who wears a hijab, had posted videos and Instagram posts about wearing a headscarf and representing women and girls all around the world as part of the inclusivity campaign. She was one of the first women who wear a hijab to be part of a major hair product ad campaign. A L’Oréal Paris UK spokesperson addressed Khan's decision to step down and the 2014 tweets, which Khan has since deleted. In a statement Monday the company said, "We have recently been made aware of a series of tweets posted in 2014 by Amena Khan, who was featured in a UK advertising campaign. We appreciate that Amena has since apologised for the content of these tweets and the offence they have caused. L’Oréal Paris is committed to tolerance and respect towards all people. We agree with her decision to step down from the campaign.” WATCH: This woman just became one of the most important players in the Senate
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Gigi Hadid responded to a hateful Twitter user who attempted to use Tuesday’s attack in New York City as a reason to target Muslims.
Last week marked a major event and anniversary in Malala Yousafzai’s life. “5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford,” she wrote on Twitter with a photo of her school books.
A British woman who applied to teach in a Kuwaiti school was told she couldn’t wear a hijab, but the school now denies that it has a policy against hijab-wearing.
A salon employee faced criticism for temporarily asking men not to enter the salon while she worked with a female Muslim customer, who had removed her hijab.
A human-rights activist is speaking out this week about the anti-Muslim discrimination she says she experienced while shopping, when a sales associate insisting on making subtle jabs against her hijab.
A mayor in the South of France issued a letter stating that the international retailer H&M must prohibit employees from wearing a hijab.
Deering High School is reportedly the first high school in the U.S. to provide student athletes with hijabs.