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Progress in Saudi Arabia for women’s rights 29, January 2008

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia, Western-Muslim Relations.
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The government of Saudi Arabia have sanctioned the creation of a charity championing women’s rights in the Kingdom. The Ministry of Social Affairs have initially allowed the creation of a charity called ‘Ansar al-Maraah’ (supporters of women). According to Arab News, the goals of the charity are to “help women improve their social, educational and cultural levels.” This comes at a time when Saudi appear to be vacillating between creating a more open society with announcements such as this one, and closing off Saudi society, as the pressure on Al-Jazeera to tone down its criticisms of the Kingdom suggests.

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1. Saudi Arabia flogs a 75 year old widow « The Gulf blog - 10, March 2009

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2. Aisha - 4, January 2010

Umm, this is so interesting. Thanks.

davidbroberts - 4, January 2010

Pleased you think so.


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