Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called on government agencies to take necessary steps to end the practice of child marriages by adopting a clear and unambiguous position on such weddings.
A debate is opening up in Saudi Arabia as to whether or not women can become muftis, following a recent announcement made by the Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badr Al Din Hassoun.
The marriage between a 60-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl he 'won' in a bet has been postponed after protests from human rights groups.
"There are no laws defining the minimum age for marriage. Although a woman’s consent is legally required, some marriage officials do not seek it."
A senior member of the Board of Senior Ulemas has said women are allowed to join the board in order to break the monopoly held by men.
200 Religious Leaders to Attend Madrid Interfaith Conference
L'Arabie Saoudite organise à partir de mercredi et pour trois jours à Madrid une conférence internationale pour promouvoir le dialogue entre les religions avec une session inaugurale présidée par le roi Abdallah, ont annoncé lundi les organisateurs.
Saudi children born to non-Saudi mothers abroad are facing an "identity crisis," as they are unable to obtain the required documents to ensure their eligibility for Saudi nationality.
"Some say it's a sanctuary for business women. Others see it as another sign of gender segregation in a male-dominated society."
A 23 year old woman, forced to marry at ten in Saudi Arabia, was ordered to pay the equivalent of 16,750 euros to obtain a divorce from her husband, according to Saudi daily al-Watan.
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