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Iraq's war on women is still waging. Even though women's rights have improved in recent years, there are still radical interests that would like to limit them.

In December, a new policy was issued on women's dress in the governmental workplace: no t-shirts, short skirts, tight-fitting pants, or anything that calls attention.

Surprisingly, this directive didn't come from an extremist group; rather, it was issued by Iraq's minister for women's affairs, Ibtihal Kasid al-Zaydi, in response to complaints about women's attire.

No government has the right to dictate to anyone how to conduct their personal choices. The Ministry for Women's Affairs should be concerned about empowering the women that have been discriminated against for so many years, not keen to take away more rights.

Join us in asking Ibtihal Kasid al-Zaydi to reconsider the directive and to promote equal rights for women in Iraq.

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Dear Ibtihal Kasid al-Zaydi:

I am appalled at the recent decision made by Iraq's Ministry for Women's Affairs that female civil employees must adhere to a strict dress code. With all of the adversity Iraqi women have had to endure over the years, one would think that we've come as far as to allow them to govern their own wardrobe choices.

Have we sunk so low that even the Minstry of Women's Affairs — the arm of the government tasked with advocating for women — doesn't itself believe in women's basic civil rights?

This new policy is no doubt a step backward for women in Iraq. A true democracy means everyone is free to make their own choices. Please reverse this discriminatory policy in favor of Iraqi women's rights.

Sincerely,

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Aug 6, 2018 Anne James
Aug 5, 2018 Judith Mayhew
Aug 5, 2018 Karen Moody I love my sisters in IRAQ and want them to live with more freedom. And God protect every woman who has found your Son Jesus and accepted Him into their hearts...
Aug 5, 2018 Anne Bekkers
Aug 4, 2018 Matthew McWhirr
Aug 4, 2018 Diane Puso All members of the one Human Race, male or female should have the freedom & power to make their own choices,
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Aug 4, 2018 Laure Leclerc
Aug 4, 2018 Christine Gharbi
Aug 4, 2018 Jeryl Yundt No man in any country has the right to dictate to a women about her choices. She is an equal and not a servant.
Aug 3, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Aug 3, 2018 Bernie Doherty About time..men get away with it because the women let them so F..koff men😃
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