The Middle East

Masih Alinejad: The Iranian hijab campaigner who won’t be silenced – Katie Grant

In May 2014, The Independent reported on Masih Alinejad, the Iranian activist encouraging women from her country to upload to her Facebook page images of themselves without the mandatory hijab. The Facebook page, named “My Stealthy Freedom”, flourished into a movement attracting nearly one million supporters.

Alinejad, 39, does not oppose the hijab itself – her mother and sister both choose to wear it – but the law imposed by the Iranian government that makes it compulsory for all women to cover their hair in public.

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