feminism middle east

Despite Reform, Saudi “Guardianship” Still Restricts Women

By Tom Finn DOHA, July 17 – Saudi Arabian laws requiring women to have male guardians have been reformed in recent years but continue to restrict and endanger them, obstructing government plans to reform the economy, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says in a report. The report drew criticism on Sunday from a government rights official,

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Fatema Mernissi: A Woman for All Seasons

The world has lost a renowned Muslim feminist with the passing of Fatema Mernissi BY Sarah Eltantawi When Fatema Mernissi passed away on Nov. 30, a tremor was felt in homes and classrooms throughout the region. She was born in 1940 to a middle class family. Educated at the Sorbonne and at Brandeis University, she

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