#Male Guardianship

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

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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