About The Event

February 1st, marks the annual World Hijab Day in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty.

To mark this day, Muslim Sisters of Éire will be hosting a virtual conference on the 1st of February to celebrate the achievements of Muslim women and the steps we have taken to actively integrate.

Event Address

Online - Zoom


Monday 1 February, 2021
11am to 12.30pm

Key Speakers


L:ord Mayor of Dublin

The 352nd Lord Mayor of Dublin City. She is the first Citizen of Dublin and Chair of Dublin City Council. She is the ninth female to take the position and first person of colour. She represents Dublin city internationally as well. Hazel Chu was born and raised in Dublin. In her spare time she lends her voice to promoting diversity and equality, and is a regular media contributor.

Lorraine O'Connor

Co-founder, Muslim Sisters of Eire

Lorraine is involved as an activist with community and voluntary organisations, particularly the Muslim community. She chaired the Dublin 12 Women's Action Group from 2005-2011, and currently she is the chair of Muslim Sisters of Eire.

James Carr

Lecturer, University of Limerick

lHe lectures in the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick. In 2010, he was awarded a three-year scholarship for his doctoral studies from the Irish Research Council to engage in research into racism directed towards Muslim communities in Ireland at the University of Limerick.

suzan migdad

Teacher and mother

Suzan has lived in Ireland since 1986. She is a science graduate, a teacher and a mother. She has been very actively involved in community projects and currently teaches at the Muslim national school in Clonskeagh

World Hijab Day Art Competition

Submissions by 12 to 15 year olds

Afaf syed

13 years, Dublin

Maïssane chabira

12 years, Dublin

Arwa Memon

13 years, Dublin

Asmaa Ahmed

15 years, Waterford

Maryam yassin

12 years, Dublin

yoseph Taye

15 years, Dublin

Suha Elhabbash

14 years, Dublin

Maryam Shaia

15 years, Dublin

Tehreem Cheema

14 years, Dublin

Faria Sultana

15 years, Galway

Submissions by 16 to 18 year olds

Maria Syed

16 years, Dublin

Hafsah Syed

16 years, Dublin

Raghad Achour

16 years, Dublin

Sara Hussain

16 years, Pakistan


16 years, Dublin
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