Monday, September 24, 2007

The Campaign for Women's Right to Drive in Saudi Arabia Is Just the Beginning

from Aafaq via MEMRI

Saudi Feminist Wajeha Al-Huweidar: "This League [of Demanders of Women's Right to Drive Cars in Saudi Arabia] emerged from an association that is still in the process of formation, called The Association for the Protection and Defense of Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia ... Among the issues that have been raised, and that are of the utmost importance, are: representation for women in shari'a courts; setting a [minimum] age for girls' marriages; allowing women to take care of their own affairs in government agencies and allowing them to enter government buildings; protecting women from domestic violence, such as physical or verbal violence, or keeping her from studies, work, or marriage, or forcing her to divorce … We need laws to protect women from these aggressions and violations of their rights as human beings.

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