U.S., English, Danish Chess Federations Chide FIDE On Forced Hijab Requirement

Several regional chess federations have come together to actually do something important for once: stand up for female chess players. U.S., chess champion Nazi Paikidze threatened to boycott the World Championships in 2017 being held in Tehran, Iran over a rule that dictates female players visiting the country must abide by Iranian laws regarding dress codes, this includes wearing hijab at all times, amongst other strict rules. The U.S., Danish and British chess federations have come out in support and solidarity of Paikidze in her stance against the requirement. Continue reading “U.S., English, Danish Chess Federations Chide FIDE On Forced Hijab Requirement”

Female Chess Players Participating In 2017 Championships Must Wear Hijab

If you’re planning on getting into the competitive world of chess, be prepared to adopt very specific cultural traditions for the world championships. In 2017 the event will take place in Iran, and in doing so, the female competitors must abide by Iran’s rules and they will be forced to wear a hijab, otherwise they could be arrested or face admonishment at the hands of Iranian moral police. Continue reading “Female Chess Players Participating In 2017 Championships Must Wear Hijab”

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