HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Poverty in Saudi Arabia

On 8 June 2017 during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and Alsalam Foundation under the Item 3 debate with the Special Rapporteur on poverty. Pry discussed the Rapporteur’s report on his visit to Saudi Arabia, noting the focus on women and[…]

Hollow Words, Empty Reforms: Saudi Arabia’s Effective Refusal to Reform Women’s Rights

[flipbook pdf=””]   Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is pleased to release Hollow Words, Empty Reforms: Saudi Arabia’s Effective Refusal to Reform Women’s Rights, a report assessing the impact of recent economic, legislative, and societal developments on the rights of women in Saudi Arabia. See the introduction to the report below, and click here to[…]

Women and Poverty in Saudi Arabia

On 28 April 2017, Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, released the report of his visit to Saudi Arabia. In his report, the Rapporteur focused on poverty among both Saudi women and female migrant laborers in the kingdom. This approach was entailed by the Rapporteur’s definition of poverty[…]

ADHRB Condemns Election of Saudi Arabia to UN’s Commission on Status of Women

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the election of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission. The kingdom’s election to the Commission grants it influence on a range of women’s issues despite its own policies of strict gender separation and male guardianship. The Commission on the Status of[…]

Stagnant progress on women’s issues in Saudi Arabia

In 2015, Saudi Arabia afforded women the right to vote and stand in municipal elections. The government has also taken steps to open the labor market to more women. Despite these changes, the underlying nature of women’s engagement in Saudi society remains stifled, as Saudi women remain subject to the kingdom’s system of male guardianship,[…]