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World Hijab Day Breakfast

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February 1st, marks the annual World Hijab Day (WHD) 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 breakfast on 1st February to celebrate the achievements of Muslim women and the steps we have taken to actively integrate. We will be highlighting the challenges that come from defying stereotypes and displaying our threads that have been woven into the very fabric of Irish society and that through integration, we can bind together, regardless of our faith and background, to make Dublin a richer and more diverse society .


We will offer breakfast along with a panel of speakers producing food for thought on this topic including:


Lorraine O’Connor


Born in Coolock,Dublin, Lorraine embraced Islam in 2005. She studied Women's Studies from University College Dublin. Formerly chairperson of Dublin 12 Women's Action Group, Lorraine found her calling as an activist and humanitarian, when she founded the Muslim Sisters of Éire in 2010, with a small group of Muslim women. She has been invited to speak on the topic of homelessness, Muslim women and Islamophobia by various news mediums, including radio and television. She has worked with several NGOs on to promote integration and towards spreading a better understanding of Islam and Muslims. She manages MSOÉ full time and is dedicated to addressing the plight of the homeless as well as integration and activism of Muslim women in Ireland.


Hibah Aburwein


Hibah Aburwein is a researcher and activist that works with Irish and European NGOs on intercultural issues, islamophobia Muslim women and interfaith dialogue. She also works with Islamic organisations and civil institutions to organise activities to builds bridges and promote understanding across diverse cultural groups. Currently she is a Public Relations officer of the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe, board member on Sister of Faith for Peace and Public Relations officer for Muslim Association of Ireland.

Amilah Ali


Amilah Ali is one of our second generation Muslim women who grew up in Ireland. She has been an active member of the community since a very young age and has engaged in dawah and youth work over the years. Her educational background is in Science and Healthcare. She has a keen interest in palliative and end of life care, having gained some experience in that field in the Hospice. She currently works in the Women's Community Welfare Department of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland.


Teresa Buczkowska


Teresa is originally from Poland and has been living in Ireland for more than 10 years. She holds a MA in Ethnology and Anthropology of Culture obtained from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Currently she is a PhD student in Equality Studies in School of Social Justice at UCD, Ireland. Her research is focused on undocumented immigrants in an Irish and broader EU context. Teresa is also an Integration Officer at the Immigrant Council of Ireland.



Marese Hegarty


Marese is a Women's Development Worker with Southside Partnership's Women's Programme. She formrely worked with the Irish Refugee Council. She was the only non-Muslim woman on the Women's Committee of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland and is committed to respect diversity and working in solidarity with others, especially women, to create a safe and inclusive home for all of us and our children.



World Hijab Day is about more than just hijab, it is about the empowerment of Muslim women and highlighting our role in society. We see this as an opportunity to extend our hand in friendship and to work towards integration and building of bridges between Muslims and Non- Muslims alike.


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