Servicemembers In Iraq Celebrate Women?s Right To Vote
One of the most cherished rights in any democracy is the right of its citizens to vote, to cat their preference in democratically controlled elections.
But one right that has been especially well sought has been the right of women located in Iraq to vote. In a typical middle eastern type of situation, women are often denied some of the same rights and privileges that men enjoy.
The United States 19th constitutional amendment gave the right to vote to American women in the early 1900s, and ever since women located in America are gotten very used to being able to vote for who they choose.
Member of the Coalition gathered on August 26th to celebrate Women?s Equality Day. It was a one-day celebration that was sponsored by the coalition, and done as a way of showing broad based support for the rights of Iraqi women.
Members of the leadership of the Coalition and members of the local Iraqi Government addressed a celebration crowd of people, and speeches were given.
Onlookers had the opportunity to learn about some of the long rang planning that is currently occurring regarding when and how to pull US troops out of Iraq.
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In addition to speeches, there was a luncheon sponsored by the Coalition for community members, at no cost to them.
And there were refreshments, sign up sheets for different local community offices that I could be held by female applicants, and a athletic fun run held in celebration.