More than 14,000 Saudi women have signed a petition advocating for an end to their country’s male guardianship laws. In Saudi Arabia, women are required to have male consent to travel outside the country. Without permission from a father, brother, … Continue reading ?
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A battle is brewing among Saudi women over the touchy issue of male guardianship. Pressure from outside the country has been building to abolish the laws, and female activists have led the charge.
A huge and exciting update from Saudi Arabia today: women in the country will now be able to vote and run for office without permission of a male guardian.
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...
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...