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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.
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.
02/06/2017 13:06:00 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Prince (and former Minister) opens up to women driving: unavoidable changes
Faisal Bin Abdullah, Minister for Education from 2009 to 2013, hypothesizes a future for women driving the society. The change must start "from within", it is up to them to demonstrate "their skill". Woman is "the foundation of society" and has a "significant role" in Islam.
27/09/2017 10:13:00 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh lifts ban on women driving
The new law will come into force on June 24th. The ban is the symbol of female repression in the kingdom. The women caught driving were arrested and punished with 10 lashes. The joy of activists and critics of ultra-conservatives. Riyadh aims to promote female access to work, limited by the difficulty of moving.
25/09/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
First Saudi university to allow men and women together
The new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology opens in a town not far from Jeddah. According to the university’s charter, Saudi Arabia’s religious police will not be allowed to operate on its premises but women will be allowed to drive. By next year, 817 students from 61 countries should be enrolled.
19/10/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia: 35 women on the Shoura Council
The decision is not official yet, but has been confirmed by sources within the Council and by many Saudi newspapers. The candidates must be more than 30 years of age and have a high level of education.
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