Women's Suffrage in Saudi Arabia: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

(BESA Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University) Joshua Teitelbaum - Women are still noticeably absent from the public sphere in Saudi Arabia. A guardianship system prevents the movement of females without the permission of a male relative, and women are forbidden to drive. There can be no doubt that since King Abdullah began to assert his influence around 1995 while still crown prince, women have made progress, although at an agonizingly slow pace.

2011-10-12 00:00:00

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