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[…]

The Road to Equal Rights in Saudi Arabia

The recently-promulgated decree allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia has been well-received as evidence that the kingdom is modernizing. It was applauded internationally as a win for Saudi women, but women’s rights were not at the forefront of motivations behind the decree. Rather, Saudi Arabia was economically driven, with an international image it still[…]

The Fight for Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia Must Go On

The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s infamous driving ban last week leaves much to be celebrated throughout the kingdom, but the Saudi government still leaves a considerable amount to be desired where women’s rights are concerned. The Saudi government’s minimal step in promoting gender equality is an undeniable accomplishment for women’s rights activists, but only serves[…]