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AWRA condemns decisions by FIFA the World Badminton Federation

Date: 28 June 2011

The Board and Members of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) deplore and condemn the decision of FIFA (the world body for football) to ban the Iran women’s football team from playing in a pre-Olympic tournament, because the team wears head scarves and long pants. This clothing is required by the country’s Islamic government, as women in Iran can only participate in public if their bodies are covered.

Go here to view the media release.

AWRA also deplore and condemn the decision of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to make it mandatory for women to wear skirts or dresses in their competitions. See the full press release here.

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