August 2, 2021

Halima Aden, Muslim faith and fashion - a campaign for change

Halima Aden made history when she became the world's first hijab-wearing supermodel and went on to feature in campaigns for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. But overtime, she felt the industry was clashing with her Muslim faith and in November 2020, she announced on Instagram that she was quitting. In this episode of 5 Minutes On, BBC Global Religion Correspondent Sodaba Haidare brings together Halima and Tommy Hilfiger to discuss diversity and how to go beyong tokenism to deliver meaningful change in the fashion industry. 


March 25, 2017

From Our Own Correspondents

Sodaba Haidare visits a special restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul which is empowering women victims of domestic abuse.

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March 8, 2021

Zoroastrians in India 

In India, an ancient religion known as Zoroastrianism is under threat. There are fewer than 60,000 believers in the country and their numbers are projected to fall further. The UN says this is alarming and warns of an "extinction in the not too distant future". Could matchmaking Zoroastrian couples and having more children help keep this 3000-year-old religion alive in India?


August 9, 2020

Will coronavirus change my faith?

Community is one of main features of religion - but coronavirus has disrupted that. Religious institutions are going through significant changes in response to the coronavirus.