Public Forum: Rights and Laws Behind Hijab


The UP-Institute of Islamic Studies (UP-IIS) would like to invite you in celebration of the Hijabi’s Courage together with the UP Gender Office, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Quezon City Muslim Consultative Council National, United Muslim Mothers, and the UP-IIS Graduate Student organization.

As part of the UP-IIS’ pivotal role in promoting tolerance and culture of peace, presents the Hijab tradition that explains its cultural and religious contexts. The event will take place on February 5, 2018, aiming to discuss the contemporary issues surrounding the Hijab, have a better understanding and raise Hijab awareness.

This forum will tackle the increasing incidents of Hijabis (veiled women) experiencing discrimination, biases and negative-stereotypes despite the issuances of Memoranda  affirming their rights.  This event also aims to promote understanding among peoples of different cultures and achieve peaceful co-existence.

2018 World Hijab Day 

Theme: “We can do it too!” #StrongInHijab

2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week

Theme: “Celebrating the Transforming Power of the Love of God and Love Neighbor for the Common Good.”

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