Saudi rules change for women

SAUDI Arabia has pledged to take steps toward removing rules requiring a woman to have a male guardian at all times, saying there is no such legal requirement, a rights organisation said.

Saudi rights officials committed in a review with the UN Human Rights Council to take steps to end the male guardianship rule, to give women full legal identity and to ban discrimination by gender, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement from Geneva today.

HRW said that during the review Saudi officials said the Islamic sharia law concept of male guardianship does not exist in Saudi law.

"Islam guarantees a woman’s right to conduct her affairs and enjoy her legal capacity,’’ the Saudi officials said, according to HRW.

In Saudi Arabia much of life is governed by the strict Wahhabi branch of Islam and law is heavily based on sharia, or Islamic law.

Women are required to have male guardians to move in public, travel abroad, get married or even access many public services. They are also prevented from driving, making the country the only one in the world with such a restriction.

Many women, especially in the commercial sector, have been agitating to have such rules changed, but face tough resistance from hardline clerics who have powerful influence over the legal system.

Good news :thumbsup:

it sure is, lets pray for more freedom for the SA people

thanks but no thanks

I would not hold my breath for the Saudis to change laws/rules regarding the conduct and limitations on women. Frankly even should they do so (which I doubt they will) the religious of SA will continue the behaviors.

I wouldnt expect anything else from you. Do you think women should be controlled? Do you think women are stupid? Do you think women cant think for themselves?

Well, i got news for you hadi, im a women, i think for myself, i do things for myself and i dont need a man to walk me around like his pet dog.

You really need to open your mind up, i pray for you.

Sounds like a threat to me.:slight_smile:

excuse me? who did i threaten? i didnt threaten anyone!

I think sly is joking about the attitude that women’s rights are a threat to morality, society, etc.

This is called lack of self confidence. Are you afraid that they will take over your manhood!

I pray to God to open your mind and your heart.

If you’re a Saudi woman, you can still go out with an escort. If you’re anyone else, it really isn’t up to you to say “no, thanks” to rights given to someone else.

Heck yeah they think we’re stupid-only half a brain-and we’re on par with critters -so woof!

Those Wahhabis are implementing what Muhammed said 100%:

**Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 29, Number 85: **
"The Prophet said, “A woman should not travel except with a Dhu-Mahram (her husband or a man with whom that woman cannot marry at all according to the Islamic Jurisprudence), and no man may visit her except in the presence of a Dhu-Mahram.” A man got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I intend to go to such and such an army and my wife wants to perform Hajj.” The Prophet said (to him), “Go along with her (to Hajj).”
[RIGHT]صحيح البخاري:
قال النبي ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏لا تسافر المرأة إلا مع ذي محرم ولا يدخل عليها رجل إلا ومعها محرم فقال رجل يا رسول الله إني أريد أن أخرج في جيش كذا وكذا وامرأتي تريد الحج فقال اخرج معها ‏
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