#Saudi Arabia

  • Article: Activists in Saudi Arabia Could Serve 5 Years in Prison Just for Talking About Women’s Rights

    Activists in Saudi Arabia Could Serve 5 Years in Prison Just for Talking About Women’s Rights

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 12, 2020

    The country’s criminal court charged 10 activists for violating cyber-crime laws. Read more

  • Article: This Saudi Woman Is Racing Past Gender Inequality Through Motorsports

    This Saudi Woman Is Racing Past Gender Inequality Through Motorsports

    By Brandon Wiggins|Feb. 27, 2020

    Saudi Arabia only just lifted its ban on women driving in 2018. Read more

  • Article: This Female Rapper in Saudi Arabia Was Arrested for Lyrics About Women’s Empowerment

    This Female Rapper in Saudi Arabia Was Arrested for Lyrics About Women’s Empowerment

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 25, 2020

    Ayasel Slay’s music video for the song “Bint Mecca” has been removed from YouTube. Read more

  • Article: 8 Women’s Rights Victories the World Celebrated in 2019

    8 Women’s Rights Victories the World Celebrated in 2019

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 18, 2019

    From NASA’s first all-female spacewalk to new policies that ban practices like FGM. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Arabia Ends Gender-Segregated Entrances in Restaurants

    Saudi Arabia Ends Gender-Segregated Entrances in Restaurants

    By Catherine Caruso|Dec. 10, 2019

    Restaurants were previously required to provide separate entrances for women and unaccompanied men. Read more

  • Article: Domestic Workers Are Being Illegally Sold on Social Media Apps

    Domestic Workers Are Being Illegally Sold on Social Media Apps

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Maria Camila Montañez|Nov. 5, 2019

    Buyers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can search women by race and buy them for a few thousand dollars. Read more

  • Article: NYC’s Central Park Will Get Its First Ever Statue Honoring Women

    NYC’s Central Park Will Get Its First Ever Statue Honoring Women

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 22, 2019

    The park has 23 statues of historical men. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Travel

    Saudi Women No Longer Need a Man's Permission to Travel

    By Gabrielle Deonath|Aug. 2, 2019

    The move could be a major step for women’s rights, but some fear it’s too good to be true. Read more