Tell politicians: Stop tolerating face veils and other forms of enslavement...
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Please share this petition calling on politicians to stop tolerating face veils and other forms of enslavement within all countries against slavery. Please note that this petition is only against face veils and is not against religious dress that does not cover the face.
At snapslavery.org we believe that the wearing of face veils enslave many women and we believe that all chains of enslavement need to be snapped rather than tolerated. We believe that all countries against slavery need to ban face veiling as the action is a coercive cultural and religious practice that prevents many women from flourishing to their full potential. We believe that face veil bans are beneficial rather than detrimental to race relations. Without face veil bans many people are left irritated and critical that they have to tolerate a practice they see as anti-social. We believe that tolerant societies do not have to tolerate the indefensible (such as the anti-social coercive practice of wearing face veils).
Restrictions on the wearing of face veils have already been addressed by politicians in France/ Belgium/ Germany/ Austria/ Quebec... These governments have seen the light and realise that citizens need to be encouraged to engage with one another rather than isolate themselves by wearing face veils.
Our campaign photo illustrates why it is time for politicians to address the issue. The photo shows a face veiled person walking behind a UK politician being interviewed by the BBC in the UK Houses of Parliament. At the very least we believe that all countries against slavery need a law similar to Quebec where face veils are not tolerated when people are giving or receiving public services.
Please share this petition to say enough is enough and calling on politicians to stop tolerating face veils and other forms of enslavement within all countries against slavery.
Please remember that failing to support a face veil ban (on grounds of rights and tolerance) keeps many women enslaved by a coercive cultural and religious practice that has no place within countries that do not tolerate slavery.
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