Muslim women in Liberia want freedom to wear hijab


The Liberia Muslim Women Network (LMW-NET) says government must create an enabling environment for Muslim women and girls to wear their hijab at all places without intimidation. 

At an event marking the 4th national hijab awareness campaign on February 1, the President Emeritus of LMW-NET, Khadijah Turay noted that the hijab is not only limited to Muslim women, but women of other religions as well.

According to Madam Turay, the veil demonstrates the beauty of modesty and a “complete seal between you and temptation.”

As such, she called on the government to ensure that the Islamic women and female students wear their veils at work places, schools and other public areas without hindrance.

“Some of our children are not allowed to use the hijab at their schools and some of the female nurses are not allowed to use the hijab in their workplaces. And for those that in public offices and private sector as well. So, we also take this time to call on the Liberian Government to create that space for us. This is Liberia and it belongs to all of us. This too is our religion; let us practice it at our free will,” pleaded Madam Turay.

Also speaking at the program, the President of LMW-NET, Makoma A. F. Donzo called on the women of Liberia to dress modestly to serve as role models for their children and the younger generation.


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