FIFA Football Association Supports Apartheid Against Women
I need your support, please, to run for the presidency of FIFA, the International Federation of Football Association -- for the women of Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to play football or to attend football games or any games. It is forbidden by law for women even to enter stadiums to watch.
Although Mr. Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA president, in his message for Woman's Day this year said: "Today, thanks to our consistent and tailor-made development work all around the world, girls and women can now play football in countries and cultures throughout the world," his statement is invalid. The FIFA association has failed to make any difference at all in women's lives in countries like Saudi Arabia.
Saudi girls women are not allowed to play football in government schools and universities. I am running for this post also on behalf of Muslim women who could not enter the Women's World Cup, which will start in German on June 24, 2011.
I would also like to send a message to the whole world that women can nominate themselves to be president of associations like FIFA, which has been managed by men for decades. I would like to bring the world's attention to how Saudi women are not allowed to practice any kind of sports, and, because of this, as to how two-thirds of Saudi women suffer from obesity or diseases related to obesity.
FIFA declares in its mission statement: "The world is a place rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity, but also one where many are still deprived of their basic rights. FIFA now has an even greater responsibility to reach out and touch the world, using football as a symbol of hope and integration." Now it is time to see this implemented fully.
The Human Rights First Society of Saudi Arabia has already come out "strongly" in support of my candidacy on March 23, 2011. "HRFS believes that Wajeeha's leadership of FIFA will have monumental implications on the status of women in Saudi Arabia and Islamic countries….for empowering women around the world. www.hrfssaudiarabia.org
I need your support to launch my election campaign.
Thank you very much.
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