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Saudi Arabia: Give women equal opportunities to education & end male guardianship over women

April 5, 2011


Action Number: 31.4 Date: 5 Apr 2011 Swsan and her father Swsan Ali El Demini, a bright and ambitious 18-year-old Saudi girl, has dreams of getting the best education. However, Swsan’s education has been an uphill struggle. Raised in Saudi Arabia under a system of male guardianship, Swsan has been lucky in that her father, […]

Saudi wife disguised as a young man arrested (Saudi Arabia)

December 14, 2010


Source: Emirates 24/7 A Saudi woman stole from her husband and fled her house to live with men for two months, disguised as an Emirati young man who had run away from his family before she was seized by police, a local daily reported on Tuesday. The unnamed woman, in her 30s, cut short her […]

Saudi Arabia: Women under Perpetual Guardianship of Male Relatives

May 17, 2010


Printer-friendly version Action Number: 31.2 Date: 17 May 2010 On 17 February 2010, after four years of separation, Fatima Bent Suleiman, Mansour El Timani and their children were finally reunited following a decision by the Supreme Judiciary Council to overturn their forced divorce. Fatima’s marriage had been approved by Fatima’s father in 2003, but after […]