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Saudi women step on face veils in online protest

Women in Saudi Arabia are stepping on face veils and posting photos of the act on social media, with some telling how they were forced to cover their face in the conservative kingdom. Others have condemned the campaign.Using the hashtag "the niqab under my foot," several Saudi Arabian women have posted photos of themselves stomping …

Deutsche Welle

Saudi women finally drive after decades-old ban officially ends

Saudi females were allowed to drive starting from Sunday for the first time in their country’s history, after a ban on women driving imposed long ago was finally lifted. The historic event, announced in September, is part of far-reaching reforms decided by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to modernise the conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia was …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Saudi women’s rights activist Madeha Alajroush: ‘Finally, I am celebrating’

Saudi Arabia has detained several rights activists without explanation as the kingdom is set to allow women to drive. Before her unexpected detention, one longtime activist spoke with DW’s Fanny Facsar in Riyadh.Update: Saudi authorities have released four detained activists in custody since last week but arrested another one, pressing ahead with a sweeping crackdown …

Deutsche Welle

Saudi women’s right to drive comes amid women status reforms

A royal decree issued on Tuesday promising to give women their right to drive came amid a series of gradual steps undertaken by Saudi Arabia in the recent phase, as the historic decision comes a couple of days after opening sports stadium to women for the first time, taking part in the kingdom’s national day …

Daily News Egypt

Innovation needed for Saudi women to join the work force

By Lulua Asaad VIENNA: Why do men in Saudi Arabia educate their female children if women aren’t able to work later? This is the question Khalid Al-Khudair, founder of the employment platform Glowork, asked. The question actually arose when his sister Aia, who graduated with a degree in psychology from a Canadian university, returned to Saudi …


Saudi women defy drive ban

RIYADH: A number of Saudi women drove cars on Friday in response to calls for nationwide action to break a traditional ban, unique to the ultra-conservative kingdom, according to reports on social networks. The call to defy the ban that spread through Facebook and Twitter is the largest en masse action since November 1990, when …


Saudi female driver released into father’s custody

JEDDAH: Saudi authorities released late on Monday a female activist who was held for 10 days after challenging the country’s ban on women driving and encouraging others to follow suit, a lawyer and activists said. Police arrested Manal Alsharif at her home on May 15 and detained her in Dammam prison, facing charges of "besmirching …


Jailed Saudi female driver appeals to king: lawyer

JEDDAH: A young Saudi woman detained for more than a week for breaking the ultra-conservative kingdom’s ban on women driving has appealed to King Abdullah for her release, her lawyer said Sunday. "Manal Al-Sharif hopes that the king will order her release and close her file," her lawyer Adnan Al-Saleh said. "Her morale is very …


Saudi woman arrested for challenging driving ban

JEDDAH: Saudi authorities arrested a female activist on Sunday who launched a campaign to challenge a ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom and posted a video on the Internet of her driving, activists said. The YouTube video, posted on Thursday, has attracted more than 500,000 views and shows Manal Alsharif, who learned to …


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