This Thursday, February 25, 2016, the city of Ottawa will be holding a public event celebrating the hijab, to show solidarity with Muslim women and diffuse Islamophobia.
The City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) organization, backed by the City Council of Ottawa, is hosting the Ottawa Hijab Solidarity Day celebration, also called “Walking with Our Muslims Sisters,” at City Hall. According to CAWI, the main purpose of this event is to encourage non-Muslim women to wear a hijab to understand life as a Muslim woman.
The event will be taking place under the auspices of the City of Ottawa, the capital of Canada.
Hijab is the Islam dress code, Muslim women wear for modest appearance.
There is some degree of antagonism to this initiative in public.
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