Meet The Inspirational Woman Behind Muslim Women's Day
As Women's History Month comes to an end, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 marks the second annual Muslim Women's Day.
It is a day meant to celebrate Muslim women and amplify their voices as a way to eradicate negative stereotypes and violence against them.
So who started Muslim Women's Day, exactly?
Who Started Muslim Women’s Day?
Muslim Women's Day was started by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.
She decided to create the event at the end of Women's History Month as a day to center on Muslim women's stories.
Who Is Amani Al-Khatahtbeh & What Is “Muslim Girl"?
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder of an online publication and organization known as Muslim Girl.
Al-Khatahtbeh hopes that her efforts will ensure better representation for Muslim women's voices in the media.
Why Should We Celebrate Muslim Women’s Day?
The theme of this year's Muslim Women's Day is "Muslim Women Talk Back To Violence." The day will highlight Muslim women's stories and responses to violence and hate crimes against the Muslim community.
Muslim women will be sharing how they have been impacted by gun violence, sexual assault, and more.