Maha Akeel asks, "at what age and under what circumstances does the system and society recognize a woman as a responsible, independent adult who can make her own decision and choices and have full rights as a citizen?"
A group of Saudi women plan to give a petition to the government asking to be allowed to drive cars. The organizers say the petition would be sent to the government on Sept. 23, the Saudi National Day.
A Nigerian convert to Islam was jailed in Saudi Arabia after he helped a sick 63-year-old woman and was then accused by religious police of immoral behaviour, a newspaper reported on Monday [August 6].
"Muslim scholars should speak out to enlighten the faithful about the true teachings of Islam and promote Islamic principles of peace, tolerance and moderation in order to allow Muslims to coexist peacefully with the rest of the world."
The Ministry of Social Affairs will establish a center to receive complaints about domestic violence and follow up such cases round the clock, said Awad Al-Radadi, deputy minister for social care and development, according to the Saudi Press Agency.