June 15, 2018

"Once women start driving, they will have opened a door that can never be closed. Activism and demands for social change will boom, and they will never be able to control it.” - Loujain Al Hathloul

Nothing has been heard from Loujain AlHathloul, Aziza AlYousef or Eman A...

April 27, 2018

Confirmation that Amna Aljuaid is currently in a women’s shelter, and is “doing well, considering the situation.”

The case of Amna Aljuaid has troubled women’s rights’ activists both inside the Kingdom and beyond for months. On 25th October 2017, two videos recorded by...

March 31, 2018

The Sunday Women’s Group (SWG). To a Western audience, the name conjures images of warm cakes, home knits and small-town gossip. But in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sunday is not a day of rest, it is the day that launches the working week; and the SWG has a different k...

February 6, 2018

While interviewing Saudi women, I have often been regaled with tales of the odd, obtuse and downright offensive questions that have been put to them on their travels. I didn't doubt their testimonies, but I did find it difficult to envisage the scene. Who were these br...

December 7, 2017

From kidnapped at seven to a legend at seventy, the Saudi woman who refused to sit in the back seat. 

“Finally! It’s happening!” 

When news broke in October that King Salman was finally ready to let Saudi women into the driving seat, large swathes of the female populace...

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