Monday, March 27, is the first ever Muslim Women's Day. The day was founded by the site MuslimGirl.com in partnership with Twitter, Tumblr, and several major news outlets. Its media partners are publishing articles from and about Muslim women to showcase their accomplishments and perspectives, people are highlighting Muslim women on social media, and you can also help make sure they get the recognition they deserve.
"We think it’s important to elevate Muslim women’s voices, especially in this moment," a post by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl, reads.
With the hype around the Women’s March and the national conversation taking place around the Muslim Ban both in the United States and around the world, it’s time to hear from a community that’s often talked about but rarely given the chance to speak. In the age of social media and the internet, we’re only one click away from changing that. Contrary to what people might think, Muslim women talk back. And on Muslim Women’s Day, the world will be listening.
This event presents a great opportunity not only for Muslim women to get the acknowledgement they deserve in an often Islamophobic society but also for others to become better allies to them. Here are some way you can participate no matter what your gender or cultural background.