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A women-only Industrial City is launched
The project follows the government guidelines to create more job opportunities for women. There will be women-led companies and production lines for the women. Job opportunities for young people.
28/09/2011 SAUDI ARABIA
Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving through the streets of Jeddah:
Only men are allowed behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia. This is the first sentence imposed by a judge, in the past women were arrested for few days, then released. Women's rights movement announces an appeal. For activists, the sentence shows the gap between promises and reality of openness of an ultra-conservative society.
22/01/2010 SAUDI ARABIA â€“ PHILIPPINES
Riyadh: rape victim might be lashed 100 times
Woman becomes pregnant after being raped. As a result of the harsh prison conditions, she lost her child. Under Islamic law, extra-marital relations are forbidden and for the law any sexual violence involved makes no difference
11/03/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Prison, whipping for 75-year-old widow: her nephew brought her bread
The poor woman is suspected of seducing two young men. She even risks being kicked out of the country. There are criticisms of abuse of power on the part of the religious police, who watch over the morality and behavior of citizens, gravely interfering in individuals' private lives.
02/12/2011 SAUDI ARABIA
If Saudi women allowed to drive in 10 years "there would be no virgins"
Report compiled by one of nations most important Religious Councils, accompanied by a "scientific" analysis, sent to all members of the Legislative Assembly. Increase in homosexuality, prostitution and pornography.
03/11/2010 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women are forbidden to work as cashiers in supermarkets
"Women should look for a decent job, that does not make it possible for them to attract or be attracted to men," states fatwa. Dismay among the Saudi people (men and women) over the ruling, which bans women from working as cashiers because contrary to the rules on the separation of the sexes. The supermarket is considered to be a mixed environment.
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