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SAUDI ARABIA – 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
13/08/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Activist: gender equality, the first step to a true social development
Bahija Bint Baha Azzi denounces "cultural factors" that have led women to become "victims of attacks" and are the cause of "social conflict". Laws based on the fatwa are "faulty” as incapable of "solving the problems of today."
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.
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.
26/06/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia confirms: women can attend the Olympics
The decision was taken to avoid the exclusion of the kingdom for gender discrimination. So far the only qualified athlete is Dalma Rushdi Malhas, who will compete in showjumping. The other athletes will be selected in the coming weeks. A uniform is already prepared with a sports hijab.
07/03/2007 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi women discriminated against even in marriage with foreigners
Even if granted the elusive visa, husband and children remain non nationals, guests in their own country. Instead it is the men who transmit citizenship to wife and children. Experts: nothing to do with Islamic law but with a mentality closedto basic women’s rights.
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