Chicago Billboard Campaign Promotes Hijabs


A billboard campaign seeks to educate Chicago-area drivers about a traditional garment worn by some Muslim women.

For six weeks, billboards along the Tri-State Tollway and I-55 will feature women wearing the hijab, a veil covering the head and chest.

Kiran Malik says when her daughter, Imaan, wanted to wear a hijab to high school, she had one question.

“I was like, are you sure? I was afraid. I was afraid for her.”

Malik knew from her own experience what might follow. One driver, upon seeing her wearing the garment, attempted to force Malik off the road one time.

Read more at CBS Chicago