Saudi Women

Is This the Dawn of Real Change in Saudi Arabia?

Dr Abdulaziz Sager | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Abdulaziz Sager

President Obama's recent visit to Saudi Arabia has been accompanied by much speculation about the nature of relations with the United States. Much has changed in the US political landscape recently and even more has changed across the Arab world...

Saudi Women Activists Demand End To 'Absolute' Male Control

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Saudi Arabian women activists have petitioned the country's consultative council to back a demand to curb the "absolute authority" of men over women i...

Driving Damages Women's Ovaries, Claims Saudi Cleric

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with “clinical disorders” – that’s the opinion of a prominent Saudi Arabian c...

Saudi Sheikh Tells Women 'Driving Affects Your Ovaries'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Women should not be driving because it can affect their ovaries and pelvises, according to a Saudi sheikh, seeking to explain the country's ban on fem...

The Saudi Women Laughing in the Face of Inequality at Home and Ignorance Abroad

Bidisha | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bidisha

A great deal of fascination with a vaguely defined 'Muslim world' and 'Muslim values' has been sparked by the Arab revolutions and, before that, by the 9/11 Twin Towers attacks. One can critique this interest as unsophisticated or reactive - 'Who are these strange brown foreign people and why are they angry?'

Saudi Princess Charged With Human Trafficking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

A Saudi princess has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly holding her maid against her will at Californian apartment, according to US pro...

Jessica Elgot

Saudi Women Jailed For Helping Canadian Leave Her Husband

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Women's groups are calling for international intervention after two Saudi women were jailed for trying to help a Canadian leave her Saudi husband. ...

'First A Waitress, Then A Prostitute'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

A Saudi cleric has called for the boycott of an American fast-food chain in the country, slamming its decision to hire female waiting staff, and calli...

Saudi Women Tracked By SMS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Saudi women have come under even more constraint in the Gulf kingdom with the news that they are being electronically tracked by the authorities so th...

Beds, Silverware, and Sexism: All Available at IKEA now

B.J. Epstein | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Searching for a perfect new sofa or a nice new kitchen table? Would you like a hefty handful of sexism along with it? Then it's time to head to IKEA. The latest news from the giant Swedish flat-pack company reveals that in the Saudi Arabian version of their catalogue, IKEA has helpfully removed all women from the photographs.

Only two Saudi Female Olympians but Another Victory Over Hardline Clerics

Shaista Gohir | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport
Shaista Gohir

As a women's rights activist, I am really pleased that the London 2012 Olympics will be the first to include female athletes from every competing nation. Brunei and Qatar had previously held out on female inclusion but will now have women representing their countries.

Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Compete In London Olympics

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

Saudi Arabia will allow women to compete under its flag in the Olympic Games for the first time this summer. The decision follows speculation over ...