Seven things women in Saudi Arabia cannot do

There is a growing campaign in Saudi Arabia to end the guardianship system which prevents women from doing vital tasks without the permission of a male relative.

More than 14,000 women have signed a petition to end the practice and handed it into the government.

The system means women in the deeply conservative Islamic kingdom are unable to obtain a passport or travel abroad without the consent of either their husband, father or other male relative.

"We all have to live in the borders of the boxes our dads or husbands draw for us," Zahra, 25, told Human Rights Watch.................Read more


Source: The Week

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