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Ending Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia

Until recently, women in Saudi Arabia were universally treated as legal minors, requiring a male relative’s permission to for a range of critical decisions, such as working, obtaining family records, and applying for a passport. After years of legal ...


Free Saudi Activists Coalition: Advocacy Report

The 15th of May 2020 marks two years since the beginning of a campaign of arrests of Saudi Women’s Human Rights Defenders. Since May 2018 the Free Saudi Activists Coalition has been advocating for the release of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who were ...


UN Human Rights Council: Free Saudi Activists

States call on Saudi Arabia to improve its Human Rights record. Australia has delivered a joint statement at the UN in Geneva today about Saudi Arabia on behalf of a cross-regional group of Member States expressing serious concerns over the persecution ...


Gilead is a Global Reality

On September 10 2019, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was released. Although Gilead and The Testaments are fictional, they hold a mirror up to the state of women’s rights today. In the dystopian future of ...