DALLAS, Texas – Showing hijab as a sign of empowerment, a Muslim group from Dallas, Texas has launched a billboard campaign to inform people about hijab and counter misconceptions triggered by the political atmosphere, Texas Public Radio reported.
“It’s very difficult at times for Muslim women to go out in public wearing a veil,” said Ruman Sadiq, an outreach volunteer with the Dallas Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America.
“We face a lot of discrimination in educational institutions, in the supermarkets and public arenas.”
The six billboards feature a woman wearing a hijab, along with a 1-800 number and the words: respect, honor, and strength.
The campaign is not the first of their kind in the country, designed by a group called GainPeace, which encourages non-Muslim Americans to contact the organization for a better understanding of why Muslim women wear the hijab.
Other billboards have gone up across the country, including Houston and Chicago.