Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WOMEN'S RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERS IN SAUDI ARABIA PETITION KING TO END MALE GUARDIANSHIP SYSTEM

According to reports, Saudi Arabian women's rights campaigners petitions King Salman to end male guardianship system.

The male guardianship system is thus:
Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who provides permission for travel, marriage, etc.

"We want women over 18 or 20 to be treated as adults," - said Aziza Al-Yousef, Saudi human rights campaigner.
"To be responsible for their own acts and allowed to make their own decisions." 
Another activist, Sahar Nasief said:
"Some operators said it was illegal what the campaigners were doing, that it was forbidden by God,"- CNN
On Monday, activist Aziza Al-Yousef took a petition she said had thousands of signatures which were collected online to the Royal Court in Riyadh in a bid to end the system but was asked to submit the petition by mail.


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Source:cnn

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