Saudi Women Launch Campaign on Twitter for Equal Rights

Saudi Women Launch Campaign on Twitter for Equal Rights
Sat Sep 3, 2016 12:10:54

Tens of thousands of Saudi women have taken to Twitter after Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched a social campaign aimed against cultural paternalism and male guardianship in Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for its oppression of human rights.

The effort was triggered after HRW released a July report on the state of women’s rights in the country. The watchdog report highlighted that so-called male guardianship, a strict form of gender-based cultural domination, is “the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively rendering adult women legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves;” Sputniknews reported.


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