#Saudi Arabia

  • Article: UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Fears They Could be Used Against Civilians in Yemen

    UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Fears They Could be Used Against Civilians in Yemen

    By Helen Lock|July 10, 2020

    The sales were stopped last year after legal action from human rights campaigners. Read more

  • 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