Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women’s right to drive, guardianship restrictions remain

24 June 2018 – Today the Saudi government lifted the ban on women driving, a ban dating from the founding of the kingdom in 1932. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) cautiously welcomes the lifting of the ban. While it represents a step forward for Saudi women, we remain deeply concerned about[…]

HRC38 Oral Intervention: Item 2 GD – Saudi Arabia’s arrest of WHRDs

On Tuesday 19 June at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Tyler Pry, Advocacy Associate, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain during the Item 2 General Debate. In the intervention, Pry raised Saudi Arabia’s arrest of women’s rights defenders in May 2018[…]

Saudi Arabia arrests 10 for their work promoting women’s rights

Update: Saudi officials released Aisha al-Mana and Dr. Hessa al-Sheikh on 23 May and 24 May respectively. The rest of the activists remain in detention. Many of them have reportedly been able to contact their families, although officials have not allowed Loujain al-Hathloul to contact either her family or her lawyer. 24 May 2018 –[…]