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Barbie releases its first doll wearing a Hijab after Olympic fencer

By Huffington Post South Africa

Barbie has released its first doll wearing a Hijab on Monday to honour American Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad.

The doll was unveiled at Glamour’s Woman of the Year Summit in New York as part of Barbie’s Shero program, which recognises remarkable women and their achievements. This year’s recipient, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, is honoured as the first woman to compete at the Olympic Games while wearing a Hijab.

“I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!” Muhammad wrote on Instagram. “This is a childhood dream come true.”


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