Al Jazeera | 20 Aug 2015 10:53 GMT

 Dozens of women are expected to contest Saudi Arabia's municipal elections for the first time in the country's history.

 

 Tuesday 9 June 2015JEDDAH

The Passport Department is currently drafting regulations that would see women travel without the permission of their guardians.

Arab News – Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Many Saudi women are obsessed with having male children in the belief that they are more likely to become breadwinners and continue the family line, Arab News has found.

Dear King Salman,

As a loyal subject of the Al Saud royal family, I congratulate you on your ascension to the throne. I join both fellow Saudis and world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who will be here in Riyadh on Tuesday, in expressing my condolences for the recent death of King Abdullah and sending good wishes to you, our new king.

December 7th 2014, Via October 26th Driving Campaign
 
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October 26th Driving campaign expresses its deep concern for the recent arrests and detention of two women activists who drove their cars to the Eastern border of Albatha'a in Saudi Arabia. 

King Abdullah pushes cautious social reforms improving women's rights in the face of conservative resistance

بالأمس، وقعت إندونيسيا والمملكة العربية السعودية اتفاقا، ينص على أن النساء الإندونيسيات اللاتي يعملن في المنازل بالسعودية سيكون بمقدورهن الاحتفاظ بجوازات سفرهن، والتواصل مع أسرهن، وأن يتقاضين رواتب شهرية، وتكون لديهن أيام عطلة.

بالأمس، وقعت إندونيسيا والمملكة العربية السعودية اتفاقا، ينص على أن النساء الإندونيسيات اللاتي يعملن في المنازل بالسعودية سيكون بمقدورهن الاحتفاظ بجوازات سفرهن، والتواصل مع أسرهن، وأن يتقاضين رواتب شهرية، وتكون لديهن أيام عطلة.

 
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