A Report on Discrimination (Societal and Institutional) Against Hijab in Nigeria

Saturday, 1 February 2020 | 7 Jumadal II 1441 AH.

This “Report on the Discrimination (Societal and Institutional) Against Hijab” is being published by MPAC, Nigeria  today, 1st of February, 2020 in commemoration of the World Hijab Day 2020.

The report is based on a Hijab Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment and Discrimination Survey (Poll) which was taken to evaluate the experiences of Muslim women wearing the hijab in Nigeria. This poll was necessary as a research tool to evaluate discrimination against women who wear the hijab and the difficulties they face in public life. The poll was launched on 21 October 2019 and ran till 25 November 2019. It was open to only female Muslim Nigerians in hijab and a total of 675 representative entries were received across the nation.

MPAC also uses this medium to seek your cooperation to promptly report any hijab-related discriminatory action to 090-999-HIJAB | 090-999-44522 or at https://mpac-ng.org/report-discrimination/.

Please share with others in your network as well. We would love to hear your feedback after reading the report.


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World Hijab Day – Better Awareness, Greater Understanding, Peaceful World


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