Former Miss Ukraine Veronika Didusenko Sues Miss World Beauty Pageant 2019

She was barred from participating in the Miss World contest by snatching her crown from Miss Ukraine from Veronica Didusenko of Ukraine, because she is married and the mother of a five-year-old son. The 24-year-old Veronica has since launched a campaign against the Miss World organizers for demanding a change of wear and tear rules.

Veronica has posted her campaign #righttobemother i.e. ‘right to be a mother’ by posting from her official Instagram account. She wrote- I want the organizers of Miss World and other beauty contests of the world to remove such rules and restrictions that still remind us of the Stone Age, so that these contests represent all the women of society in the true sense.

Veronica has informed that her campaign is getting the support of thousands of people on social media. They are getting thankful messages for this. Veronica has thanked those supporting her. Also wrote that nothing will happen without the support of the people. Has supported their campaign.

Please tell that Veronica was crowned Miss Ukraine in 2018, but when the organizers came to know that she had a five-year-old son, she was disqualified to participate in the Miss World contest.

Veronica has stated in another post that she has started legal action against the Miss World organizers. Veronica’s case is fought with other lawyers by well-known human rights lawyer Ravi Nayak. In this post Veronica wrote that she does not want the crown back. She wants the rules to be changed for the whole society. This time the 69th Miss World competition will be held in London on 14 December.

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Dear friends, I am happy to share the exciting news with you. Today #righttobeamother has made a huge leap forward. I have launched a legal challenge against @MissWorld and this marks the new phase in our joint fight for justice. ⠀ I am proud to be represented by Ravi Naik, Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2018, and Leading Counsel Marie Demitriou QC. Ravi represents clients in some of the world’s most high profile cases. This includes the first case against #CambridgeAnalytica for political profiling and claims against Facebook for their data practices. Marie Demitriou was a barrister on the legal team acting for South African athlete Caster Semenya who was subjected to sex testing following her victory at the 2009 World Championships. ⠀ We say that under the #EqualityAct 2010 the entry policy operated by #MissWorld is discriminatory on various grounds, namely marital status, and pregnancy and maternity. The Equality Act protects against discrimination based on certain characteristics, including marriage, maternity and sex. The reason I was not allowed to compete in Miss World after winning the title #MissUkraine is because I had been married and have a child. Denying me the chance of competing on those bases breaches those protections against discrimination. ⠀ I don’t want the crown back. I want to get the rules changed for wider society. These rules are a systemic, widespread and international policy that results in discrimination on large scale across many countries. ⠀ This year the 69th Miss World Final returns to London on 14 December 2019. We believe it is the right moment for @MissWorld to introduce the change. ⠀ I am really glad to see that our story has resonated with the UK national media such as @dailymail, @telegraph, @thesun, @skynews, @thetimes, @bbcnews, @bbcnewsbeat, @dailymirror🌍 ⠀ Photo credit: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures

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Let me tell you that this time Suman Rao will participate in the Miss World competition, who crowned Miss India World. The crown of Miss World last came to India in 2017, when Manushi Chillar won the competition.


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