Men in Iran are using social media to post pictures of themselves in hijabs to stand in solidarity with their wives.
The movement —#MenInHijab— is part of an online campaign called My Stealthy Freedom,created by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad.
Masih's aim is encourage the public in Iran to challenge morality laws, fighting that it should be a woman's own choice as to whether she wants to wear a hijab. At present, those who are seen in public without one can face punishment – including imprisonment.
'For years, from childhood to womanhood, we've been forced to wear the compulsory headscarf and for years we have had to endure the loss of our dignity,' said Masih in an interview with the Independent. 'Many men have gotten used to seeing women in compulsory hijab every day and you think that is normal. But for millions of Iranian women, this compulsory hijab is an insult to their dignity.
'In our society, a woman's existence and identity is justified by a man's integrity... So I thought it would be fantastic to invite men to support women's rights.'