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AikiWeb System 09-15-2019 04:26 PM

Petition: Support Women in the United States Aikido Federation
Posted 2019-09-15 16:25:31 by Jun Akiyama
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Here is a petition entitled "Support Women in the United States Aikido Federation" that seeks to "urge the USAF Board, Technical Committee, and leadership to act now to fully support women in the USAF organization."

From the petition: "Specifically, we seek:
A. Recognition that gender equity is a valid issue that needs exploration in the USAF through a Gender Equity Task Force.
B. Representation in USAF structures as well as USAF activities/seminars at least proportional to member population.
C. Removal of barriers to the advancement of women, at all levels of practice.
D. A change in the Technical Committee structure to include women on the Technical Committee.
E. Transparency, including publication of statistics about gender in the USAF."

The petition is signed by: "The USAF Women's Coalition
Janice Taitel Shidoin, yondan, Aikido Center of Dover
Kali Hewitt-Blackie Shidoin, yondan, Regent Park Community Aikido
Claire Keller Shidoin, rokudan, Bushwick Dojo
Arielle Herman Fukushidoin, Rivertide Aikikai
and anonymous others"

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