ADHRB Welcomes Steps By US and EU to Address Imprisoned Activists and Discrimination Against Women in Saudi Arabia

21 February 2019 – Last week, the United States (US) House of Representatives and the European Parliament took steps to address the ongoing imprisonment of women in Saudi Arabia and the systematic discrimination against them. On 13 February, US Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), David Cicilline (D-RI), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Susan Wild (D-PA) introduced a[…]

King Salman Announces Reforms to Guardianship Requirements, but is it Enough?

Saudi Arabia has long been known for limiting women’s rights with its onerous male guardianship system. However, recently King Salman issued an order that allows Saudi women to benefit from services such as education and access to healthcare without requiring prior permission from their male guardian. If his order is fully implemented, it could be[…]

HRC35 Item 8 Oral Intervention: Bahrain Continues to Violate Vienna Declaration re: Rights of Women

On Monday 19 June 2017 during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 8 general debate. In her intervention, Moussawi raised the issue of Bahrain’s failure to live up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action’s, particularly concerning the rights[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Discrimination Against Women in the GCC

On 9 June 2017, Jawad Fairooz, Director of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council’s Item 3 addressing the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women’s visit to Kuwait and the issues facing women around the GCC. Please[…]