30 Sep '16, 6pm

Saudi Women Petition to End Male Guardianship System

Saudi Women Petition to End Male Guardianship System

“In Saudi Arabia, a woman’s life is controlled by a man from birth until death,” says Human Rights Watch in their report on Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system. Many Saudi women have had enough and thousands have signed a petition demanding an end to the guardianship system , which effectively treats grown women as minors for their entire life. In the past, the Saudi government has promised to end the system several times but hasn’t made any significant changes. Now, many women are tired of waiting and are protesting for their right to be recognized as fully capable human beings. In Saudi Arabia, the law requires women to get permission from a male guardian to travel, get married, or be released from prison, and sometimes for employment and healthcare treatments. Sometimes a guardian is required to rent an apartment, and, while it’s often not enforced, officially women...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/saudi-women-petition-to-end-m...

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