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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s first women candidates
For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a country known for neither its elections tradition nor women emancipation, the names of the first female candidates to present themselves in the municipal elections have been unveiled. More than 1,000 women have...
Monday, November 09, 2015
First women register to vote in Saudi Arabia
According to the Saudi Gazette, Safinaz Abu al-Shamat and Jamal al-Saadi made history by becoming the first Saudi women to register to vote. In a country where women are still not allowed to drive cars, the changes allowing them to vote and run for...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Women use Twitter to raise issues, Saudi Arabia
Thousands of Saudi women have been using social media, especially Twitter, to air their views and campaign for their rights, a senior Saudi journalist said, adding that their tweets were instrumental in mobilizing public and official support for...
Thirty women have been appointed to the Shura Council by Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah
Monday, January 14, 2013
BBC: Saudi Arabia's king appoints women to Shura Council
Thirty women have been appointed to the Shura Council by Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah, for a 4-year term. This number represents a fifth of council’s seats. The decision was taken following consultations with religious leaders. In 2014, women will...