Post Profile

Saudi petition seeks 'full' rights for women

Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition urging an end to the guardianship system giving men control over the work, study and even travel of female relatives, an activist said Tuesday. The petition calls for the kingdom's women to be treated "as a full citizen, and decide an age where she will be an adult and will be responsible for her own acts," said campaigner Aziza Al-Yousef.
read more


Related Posts

How Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship System Restricts Women’s Lives: Report

News : Newsweek: US

The male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia is “the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country” and effectively renders adult women legal minors, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. Despit...

No Longer Optional, Travel by Saudi Women Triggers Texts to Male 'Guardians'

News : The Rundown News Blog

Saudi journalist Ahmed Al Omran spoke to Hari Sreenivasan about the new implementations of the male guardianship laws in Saudi Arabia. An aspect of Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system has become mandatory. Men now receive a...

Women Petition U.N. Leader to Seek Korean Peace Treaty

News : NYTimes: News

More than 130 activists from 38 countries urged Ban Ki-moon to pursue a permanent peace treaty to end the Korean War, replacing the 63-year-old armistice.

Thousands of Saudis sign petition to end male guardianship of women

Local Interest / Middle East : The Guardian: Middle East

Protest movement seeks to end Saudi Arabia law requiring women have permission of a male guardian to travel, marry or do other fundamental tasks Thousands of Saudis have signed an online petition calling for the government to abolis...

Saudis petition king to end male guardianship system

News / International Affairs : Ya Libnan

Saudi Arabian women’s rights campaigners are calling for an end to the country’s male guardianship system by sending telegrams and a petition to King Salman this week. The campaigners, who are organizing on social media, want to sto...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC