Saudi Arabia

Khamisa Sawadi, who is Syrian but was married to a Saudi, was convicted and sentenced last week for meeting with men who were not her immediate relatives.
Noura Al-Fayez, première femme à intégrer le gouvernement d'Arabie saoudite.
Nora bint Abdullah Al-Fayez was appointed by royal decree as the deputy education minister for girls’ affairs.
A woman has been forcibly divorced on the basis of “tribal incompatibility” with her husband.
Le mufti d’Arabie est catégorique : ceux qui dénoncent le mariage des jeunes filles se trompent et oppriment la Femme.
Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric was quoted Wednesday as saying it is permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who think they're too young are doing the girls an injustice.
"“Les femmes relèvent de notre responsabilité et nous ne devons pas les impliquer dans ce qui n’est pas adapté à leur nature”, a affirmé le mufti en réponse à une question sur l’emploi des femmes comme vendeuses de lingerie."
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti has objected to women working in lingerie shops, despite the labour ministry's approval and rising complaints from female customers about male-only staff, papers said.
An eight-year old Saudi Arabian girl who was married off by her father to a 58-year-old man has been told she cannot divorce her husband until she reaches puberty.
A Saudi charity which helps divorced and underprivileged women has won a European Union prize for human rights groups in the Gulf, the Riyadh office of the European Commission said on Wednesday.
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