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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,

Petition Signatures


Sep 22, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 21, 2017 Lauren Lunde
Sep 17, 2017 PJ Chambers
Sep 7, 2017 Janine Jensen
Sep 2, 2017 Betty Kowall
Aug 29, 2017 Norma Molina
Aug 29, 2017 Marga Childs
Aug 27, 2017 Irene Stewart
Aug 25, 2017 Dabney Raburn
Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2017 Richard McLane II
Aug 24, 2017 Patricia Baker RPh I realize that the primary religion of Iraq is Islam, but I also think that the government should not be the source of religious rulings and law. The Ministry of Women's Affairs should ADVOCATE FOR women. Thank you.
Aug 24, 2017 Kathryn Schulz
Aug 23, 2017 Gwen Piekarz
Aug 21, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 Karen Kersten-Chestney
Aug 7, 2017 R. Vanstrien
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Aug 7, 2017 Robin Shepard
Aug 3, 2017 Willow Wolf
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 2, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Aug 2, 2017 J.B. Picot
Aug 2, 2017 Juliet Castille
Aug 2, 2017 Kim Hanke
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Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 8, 2017 Martha Kubik
Jul 6, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jun 23, 2017 Michael Tezla
Jun 23, 2017 Kristen Bossert
Jun 22, 2017 Yolanda Rivera
Jun 20, 2017 Kathleen McLane
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Jun 19, 2017 C. James
Jun 18, 2017 Carlita Ellis
Jun 17, 2017 Samantha Honowitz
Jun 17, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 17, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 17, 2017 Denis Cole
Jun 16, 2017 Ertie Evangelista
Jun 16, 2017 Kathleen Richard
Jun 15, 2017 Vasilis Nisiotis
Jun 15, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
May 30, 2017 Richard Bosboom
May 29, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 24, 2017 Dorothy Henry
May 24, 2017 Amy Agzarian please protect women!!! they are only half the planet and should not be ignored

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