Saudi Teen Flees Kingdom’s Restrictions on Women’s Rights

On 12 January 2019, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) tweeted that Saudi Arabian teen, Rahaf Mohammed, had arrived safely in Canada. Everyone who had been closely following the story of Rahaf’s escape from Saudi Arabia could finally breathe a sigh of relief. Since 5 January 2019, when Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family and[…]

ADHRB and GCHR Side Event at HRC 39 Discusses the Upcoming UPR of Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday 11 September, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event at the 39th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), in cooperation with the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). Salma al-Hosseiny from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) moderated the event, which featured[…]

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[…]