Please sign this petition, it will take a second of your time. Even if you are not of the Theravada tradition - let's help modernize these cultural obstructions to benefit our fellow women practitioners. This is a gender equity push that my favorite Theravada monk Ajahn Brahm wrote to the United Nations to push for allowing the ordination of nuns in certain remaining Theravada countries like Thailand and Cambodia that have not followed through because of politics.
Here is his full paper, where he presents a full legal analysis of the Vinaya showing that there are no barriers for this to happen. But politics have precluded this and they rest their inaction by saying that only a fully ordained Bikhuni is allowed to carry out the nun ordination. But because their lineage has died out, there is nothing that can be done.
But Ajahn Brahm proves out that the Bodh Gaya ordination of a Theravada nun by a Mahayana nun qualified per the Vinaya. And the two are interchangeable per the rules. Which is quite interesting for me to learn.
Feel free to forward to your friends.