#Male Guardianship

  • Article: Apple and Google Will Investigate Saudi App Used to Prevent Women From Traveling

    Apple and Google Will Investigate Saudi App Used to Prevent Women From Traveling

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 14, 2019

    Activists say Absher enables men to further control women under guardianship laws. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Decide How They'll Give Birth

    Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Decide How They'll Give Birth

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Julie Ngalle|Jan. 18, 2019

    The country’s health ministry announced they don't need signed consent for childbirth procedures. Read more

  • Article: Teen Barricades Herself in Hotel Room to Escape Saudi Arabia's Sexist Laws

    Teen Barricades Herself in Hotel Room to Escape Saudi Arabia's Sexist Laws

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Carmen Singer|Jan. 7, 2019

    She ran away from her allegedly abusive family while vacationing in Kuwait. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Authorities Arrest Women's Rights Activists Ahead of Lifting Driving Ban

    Saudi Authorities Arrest Women's Rights Activists Ahead of Lifting Driving Ban

    By Chris Gelardi|May 21, 2018

    The crackdown has highlighted concerns about the legitimacy of the kingdom's reform efforts. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Women Are Gearing Up to Hit the Roads for the First Time in June

    Saudi Women Are Gearing Up to Hit the Roads for the First Time in June

    By Daniele Selby|March 14, 2018

    The policy change only goes into effect in June, but women are already taking driving lessons. Read more

  • Article: Divorced Women in Saudi Arabia No Longer Have to Battle for Child Custody

    Divorced Women in Saudi Arabia No Longer Have to Battle for Child Custody

    By Daniele Selby|March 13, 2018

    Another of several recent wins for women’s rights in the country. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Women Can Now Join the Military for the First Time Ever

    Saudi Women Can Now Join the Military for the First Time Ever

    By Daniele Selby|March 1, 2018

    It’s a step toward gender equality, but not all options open to men will be open to women. Read more

  • Article: 14,000 Sign Petition to End Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia

    14,000 Sign Petition to End Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia

    By Meghan Werft|Sept. 27, 2016|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Women should be treated as a full citizen,” says activist Aziza Al-Yousef. Read more