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Saudi Girl Dies after Male Medics Refused Access to Campus

A female Saudi Arabian university student has died in the Saudi capital of Riyadh after college authorities refused to allow male medics into the female-only campus. Paramedics were called at 11 am, but the university director refused to let them in until 1 pm because some students were not veiled!! Islam is a religion with … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Advertise Syrian Women for Sale

A controversial advertisement promoting Syrian girls for sale has been published in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, reports say. According to reports on Wednesday by Iran’s Arabic-language news networkal-Alam the detailed advertisement even embodies a telephone number belonging to someone enlisted as being a “family counselor.” Al-Watan reported that some social network activists have called … Continue reading

Saudi Sheikh Warns Women that Driving Could Affect Ovaries and Pelvis

Saudi Sheikh Saleh Bin Saad Al-Luhaydan, Private Attorney General and the Psychological Advisor of the Psychological Association in the Gulf states, advised Saudi women to prioritize mind over heart. This was in response to the the driving campaign held by Saudi female activists on October 26 through the websiteoct26driving.com. The declaration on the website has … Continue reading

German Report: How Wealthy Saudi Sheikhs are Exploiting Syria’s Girls [English Subtitles]

Muslim Brotherhood the enemy of Women

Saudi Arabian Women’s Conference… With Not A Female In Sight

An image of a conference in Saudi Arabia on the topic of “women in society” – with not a single female present – has gone viral. The picture features row upon row of men in traditional headscarves and white thobes. A single Westerner in a flannel shirt is the only person breaking up an otherwise … Continue reading

The Surprising New Fight Against Domestic Violence in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of thousands of readers saw this image in their newspaper: A woman in a niqab with a bruised and bloodied left eye that you might miss at first glance — but which you can’t un-see once you’ve noticed it. It is a visually compelling advertisement, definitely a strong beginning for a campaign by the King Khaled … Continue reading

Saudis slammed for usual rights abuse, never for exporting revolution

Manal Al-Sharif: a driving force for change

Manal Al-Sharif is a 33-year-old Saudi activist who inspired a campaign for women’s rights when she defied the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia and was imprisoned for nine days for driving her car.  A YouTube video featuring Al-Sharif driving brought her international exposure where she was selected as one of 2012’s Time magazine’s … Continue reading