IRAN - WHITE SCARF CAMPAIGN ADVOCATES
FOR WOMEN'S ACCESS TO PUBLIC SPORTS
Azadi Stadium, the largest football stadium in
Iranian women are not allowed to enter football stadiums in
"Dear Korean Sisters: You are now in the biggest stadium of our country, enjoying being audience to an important game between your country's national football team and ours. Congratulations, Sisters. Unfortunately, we are not allowed (by the Iranian authorities) to be in your shoes at this time—we, the Iranian female football fanatics! Could you please shout once, just once, for us in support of
In response, a group of Korean women took the four campaigners into the stadium in order to show their solidarity with Iranian women. During the match, the Koreans held up signs saying: “Where are our Iranian sisters?”
It was the second time Iranian women watched a football match in Azadi stadium. In 2005, 30 members of the “Open Stadiums to Women Audience” Campaign were allowed to enter Azadi and watch the
According to the statute of Iran`s football federation, discrimination against anyone on account of gender is prohibited.
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