Miss Iraq crowned First Miss Iraq Since 1972 Beautifully Crowned

We may not look at a pageant as a social move forward in human rights, but in Iraq this is quite the case. Even with threats, the Miss Iraq pageant carried on and the first Miss Iraq since 1972 was crowned. Huffington Post reported that 15 of the contestants dropped out of the pageant due to threats, but there were still brave women who were willing to content for the tile of Miss Iraq.
 Miss Iraq Crowned First Miss Iraq

“I call all Iraqi girls to feel this experience,” she said after winning.

NBC News reports that Shaima Qassem said to the press, “I want to prove that the Iraqi woman has her own existence in society, she has her rights like men.” Shaima Qaseem has been effected by the horrible violence in her country. Two of her cousins were killed while fighting against ISIS members. Despite these horrible conditions that Shaima has had to endure, she moves forward to fight for the rights of Iraqi women and women all over the world.

Time Magazine has reported that Shaima Qaseem also said, “I am afraid of nothing, because I am confident that what I am doing is not wrong.” She is confident that her fight is nobel and pushing a great cause forward for women all over the world.

Miss Iraq Crowned First Miss Iraq

Miss Iraq Crowned First Miss Iraq