Monday, April 21, 2008

Human Rights Watch - Saudi Women are "Perpetual Minors"

Report Cover © 2008 HRW
Sex Segregation Keeps Women Out of Public Life

Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship of women and policies of sex segregation stop women from enjoying their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said in a new report. Saudi women often must obtain permission from a guardian (a father, husband, or even a son) to work, travel, study, marry, or even access health care.