Barbie launches collection of female role models for International Women’s Day

First hijab-wearing Barbie released in tribute to Olympic athlete Mattel has launched a Barbie based on Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad – the brand's first ever doll to come with its own hijab. Muhammad is an American fencer who won a bronze model in the women's team sabre event at the 2016 Olympics. She was the first Muslim American woman to wear the religious headscarf, called a hijab, while competing for the United States.