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9-03-2012 - Amal Hamidallah Al Ahmadi

Tribute to our female achievers

There is no model of one size fits all. We need to be aware that standardization won’t work and definitely not now. We need a constructive approach, optimism, courage, patience, dedication and much education.

Saudi women drivers took the wheel on June 17

One brave woman in Saudi Arabia is feeling the heat after renewing a drive to lift the ban keeping women off the roads.

Saudi women make up shade municipal councils in response to their exclusion to the municipal election

Not convinced by the decision of the Commission of municipal elections in Saudi Arabia not to allow women to participate in the electoral process activists of the Saudi Women Jurists Association established a shade municipal council in which women can participate.
7-02-2011 - Wajeeha Al-Baharna

Birth of new International Entity: UN Women

Full citizenship .. equality .. justice .. human dignity .. is all what a woman demands to be at her genuine position and play her real role in the community and perform her humanitarian mission in life.

Women’s Rights Gain Focus in Saudi Arabia

After years of stymied efforts, the reform focus in Saudi Arabia is centering on women’s rights. A recent survey by the Researchers Center for Women’s Studies in Riyadh (Markaz Bahithat li Dirasat al-Mar’a*) examining Saudi newspapers and websites showed that from mid January to mid February 2010 some 40 percent of articles in print media and 58 percent of articles on websites treated women’s issues.

The Arab Charter on human rights affirms the universality and indivisibility of human rights

Promoting positive change in mentalities, behaviours and ultimately changes in laws requires much attention and a large support. One of the new developments that really deserves encouragement and support is the launch of the different new human rights commissions and the entry into force of the Arab Charter on human rights.

Civil society leaders and activists in an open letter to the Gulf Cooperation Council requested reforms in the field of human rights and civil society empowerment in the GCC countries.

In an open letter to the Gulf Cooperation Council (parallel to the 31st top of the Gulf Cooperation Council, December 2010 in Abu Dhabi) intellectuals, academic, journalists civil society and human rights leaders from the Gulf region requested more reforms in the field of human rights and civil society empowerment in the GCC countries.

Interview with Dr. Mohammed Al Roken (UAE) regarding human rights defenders and human rights issues in UAE.

Social and economic freedoms are guaranteed to a large extent in our country, but political and civil rights still have a long way to go. The issue is a matter of time and acceptance whether by the society or the leadership.

On the Seventh Forum For The Future: Doha 2011

Democracy and political reform remains a key pillar of Forum focus