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Saudi Arabia’s judoka strikes blow for women’s rights at Olympics

August 3, 2012

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Source: The Guardian  by Esther Addley Wojdan Shaherkani has become the first Saudi woman to compete at the Games in London Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Shaherkani has struck a blow for gender equality at the Olympics. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters A 16-year-old girl who has never before competed in an international competition has struck a blow for […]

Saudi judo player “will not compete” without headscarf (Saudi Arabia)

July 30, 2012

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Source Saudi Arabia’s female athletes took up the back during the opening ceremony in London. In a statement that could dampen the push for Saudi Arabia accepting female athletes to compete in the London Olympic, judo player Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani said she would withdraw from her competition if she is not allowed to […]

Olympics: For Saudi Women, Only a Starting Line

July 26, 2012

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Source: Human Rights Watch Members of the Jeddah Kings United all-female team attend football exercise in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. © AP Images (London) – The participation of two Saudi female athletes in the London Olympics is an important first step but does not go far enough in addressing entrenched problems of gender discrimination in the kingdom, […]

Kingdom’s career women search for extra Ramadan housemaids (Saudi Arabia)

July 18, 2012

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In this SPA photo, women line up to participate in a job workshop at the Saudi Aramco Cultural Program in Riyadh on Friday. Many of the Kingdom’s career women say they are in need of extra maids to meet extra demands such as cooking, cleaning and entertaining visitors. As Ramadan draws near, many working women […]

Police looking for suspects in rape case

July 18, 2012

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Saudi police are searching for a man and his son in connection with the rape and torture of a Filipino woman in Turaif, a small city in northern Saudi Arabia. The victim, who is believed to have been sexually assaulted by her employer’s son, has been rescued and is currently in custody at the Philippine […]

Saudi Arabia Women Defy Driving Ban

July 15, 2012

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In this Friday, June 17, 2011 file image made from video released by Change.org, a Saudi Arabian woman drives a car as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Change.org, File) It’s a Saudi sit-in. Except these women aren’t occupying King Abdullah Street… they’re sitting […]

Saudi Arabia: Female Athletes at Olympics will be ‘Breakthrough’ –HRW

July 13, 2012

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Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah United warm up before their friendly basketball game against Jordan’s Al Reyadeh in Amman April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji Human Rights Watch NEW YORK (July 12, 2012) – Saudi Arabia’s National Olympic Committee’s decision to send two women athletes to the London Olympic Games is a breakthrough for Saudi women’s sports. However, […]