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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Saudi Arabia may execute first female political activist
Human rights activists are campaigning to save the life of the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be sentenced to death over her political activism.  Israa al-Ghomgham, 29, was arrested along with her husband Moussa al-Hashem in December 2015 for their...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Saudi appoints first female commercial judge
The Administrative Appeals Court in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province has reportedly appointed the first female arbitrator in a commercial case. Arab News reports that Shaimaa Sadeq Al-Jibran’s appointment came despite the objections of one of the...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Saudi female scientist raises hopes for women in politics
With a PhD in biotechnology from Britain's Cambridge University and a recurring presence on many of the world's most influential females lists, medical scientist Hayat Sindi is no stranger to breaking away from the typical Saudi female mould. In...
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women Take Seats in Shura Council
Thirty Saudi women have taken seats in Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, for the first time in the conservative kingdom's history, as they were sworn in before King Abdullah at his palace in the capital, Riyadh. The women took their seats in the same...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabia: Women MPs and Elections Not Needed in Saudi
Islamic Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, has no need for women members of parliament or elections, a senior prince said in remarks published on Wednesday. To read the full article, please visit Reuters Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia Delays Municipal Polls
Saudi Arabia has delayed municipal elections in which women were hoping to take part for the first time, for two years, according to state media. To read the full article please visit the Al Jazeera site.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabia: Activists Give Blueprint for Reform to Saudi King
Saudi rights activists have sent King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz a petition asking for an elected parliament, term limits on royal princes appointed to official posts, and an end to "secret tribunals" for Saudis charged with terrorism offences....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabia:Two women appointed to EP chamber board
Hana Al-Zuhair and Samira Al-Suwaigh were among the six members appointed Sunday by Commerce and Industry Minister Abdullah Zainal Alireza to the Asharqia Chamber. This is the first time women in the Eastern Province will serve on the chamber’...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women Press for Right to Vote
A group of Saudi women have turned up at a voter registration office in a rare public protest against the male-only electoral system, one of the activists told AFP early Sunday. We want to make our voices heard," Nayla Attar, a businesswoman...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saudi Arabia: Charge up to overcome obstacles, Saudi women told
Saudi women gathered Thursday at Jeddah's Dar Al-Hekma College to share experiences and obstacles they have faced in their careers and lives. The discussion, titled “Charge Up Your Life,” was attended by Saudi women who have excelled...