Thursday, October 6, 2016

Standing up for the rights of Iranian women


US Chess Grandmaster Nazi Paikidze, upon learning that the chess final was to be held in Iran, has said that she will boycott the match. Even though this may damage her career, Nazi has decided that she cannot take part in a country that denies women many rights.

                                    

“Some consider a hijab part of culture,” a beautifully defiant Paikidze stated in an Instagram post. “But, I know that a lot of Iranian women are bravely protesting this forced law daily and risking a lot by doing so. That’s why I will NOT wear a hijab and support women's oppression.”
This week, she launched a campaign on Change.org demanding that FIDE choose a different location for the chess championship, preferably a place that doesn’t exploit scripture to oppress women.
So far, the petition has amassed about 3,000 signatures. To add your voice to Paikidze’s rallying cry,click here.





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