Pink Hijab Day is truly becoming a global event!
Schoolgirl wants to paint country pink
Oct 26, 2008
A Johannesburg schoolgirl is encouraging Muslim women to “go pink” to show their support for breast cancer awareness.
Humairah Jassat, a 17-year-old Grade 11 pupil at Azaadville Muslim School, has appealed to Muslim schoolgirls and women throughout South Africa to wear a pink hijab on Wednesday in support of Global Pink Hijab Day this week.
The initiative was started last year by Muslim women in the United States to raise awareness about the disease.
“October is a special month dedicated to breast cancer. With that in mind, I have initiated a South African version of Global Pink Hijab Day,’ said Jassat.
“I was on the Internet recently and I stumbled on information about the Pink Hijab Day initiative. It really appealed to me. I thought this was an opportunity to make a change.”
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