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Saudi Arabia: “Unfulfilled Promises”

Monday 18 November 2013, by siawi3

Though the government has taken small steps for reforms of women rights, this
did not alleviate the root cause of problems for millions of Saudi women: the institutionalized guardianship system and the gender-segregation policy.
Extreme fatwa or religious edicts impact the governmental treatment of women
in public policies.
A major conference on women rights was launched with a sponsorship from princess
Saita bint Abdulaziz on 2012. Speakers were predominantly religious male scholars.
Conference recommendation emphasized the concept of guardianship and gender segregation as prerequisite for education and work. It alsocalled for abandonment of the government’s commitment of international treaties advocating women rights as
an alien concept to our Islamic society.

VIEW THE FULL REPORT ONLINE

Source: http://saudiwomenrights.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/2013-shadow-report-pdf.pdf

READ THE FULL REPORT ON ORIGINAL SITE:
Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review of Saudi Arabia 2013

“Unfulfilled Promises”
By Dr. Halah M. Eldoseri, and Mrs. Naseema Al-Sadah

A summary recent report of 6 pages for the UN Human rights council for the universal periodic review of Saudi Arabia.
The author added the following comment:
’Two policy changes happened since the report to HRC was submitted last March, Saudi Arabia enacted a law for protection from harm and women lawyers were allowed to obtain licenses to train and attend court sessions, ending by this an 8 years of ban on women lawyers to practice in our legal system’.