Saudi rights group Alqst identified the freed women as Aziza al-Youssef, Ruqayyah al-Muharib and Eman al-Nafjan. All three have been detained as part of a government crackdown on dissent in recent years. “The court will continue to hear their cases and [the newly-freed women] must attend the hearing. The trial
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 MINDSETTER™ Guest Maureen Martin View larger + Tarana Burke As Women’s History Month draws to a close, it’s a time to honor the outstanding achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the work that continues through various movements and organizations. One such movement, #MeToo, was founded
(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia’s charges against women’s rights defenders appear almost entirely linked to their human rights work, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi Arabia opened individual trials on 13 March 2019 against 11 activists, mostly prominent women’s rights defenders detained from May 2018. Saudi Arabia should immediately release all
Credit: Michael Goerlitz Fighting oppression is more effective through smaller, more individual grassroots movements, activists told Penn students Monday at a Perry World House panel to mark International Women’s Day earlier this month. . Four speakers from around the world discussed their personal experiences in the fight against sexual violence
“The central issue of gender equality is a question of power,” he stressed, noting that we continue to live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. “Power is not given, power is taken”, he stressed, adding that we “have to step back” against resistance to change “because people do
GENEVA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is using its counter-terrorism laws to silence activists, including women, in violation of international law guaranteeing freedom of expression, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday. . An overview of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland June 20, 2018.
GENEVA – Saudi Arabia is using its anti-terrorism laws to silence activists, including women, in violation of international law guaranteeing freedom of expression, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday. The kingdom’s attorney general has started preparing for the trials of the detainees, identified by watchdog groups as women’s