Kiwi women of all faiths showing solidarity with Muslims today by wearing headscarves

Many women around New Zealand wore headscarves today in support of Muslims, to show them they are not alone, a week on from the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack.

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Many women are wearing hijab, a week on from the Christchurch mosque attacks. Source: 1 NEWS

A spokesperson from the Islamic Woman's Council said she is moved by the gesture and that it was a good way of showing solidarity.

Many others have agreed.

“They shouldn’t be afraid to go out wearing a hijab, because everybody’s welcome in New Zealand,” one lady said.

“I’ve had a couple of Muslim ladies that have smilid at me. It’s just something small that I can do and it’s just a token gesture," another woman said.

Another lady said, “If we don’t do it now, when are we ever going to do it?”