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Male Guardianship

The Saudi War in Yemen -- and Against Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

President Obama is willing to commit military resources to back up the Saudi war on Yemeni rebels. But when it comes to their war on women, like every U.S. president before him, the Supreme Commander is missing in action.

The Needless Death of a Saudi Woman

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

There are too many people out there who are making life and death decisions based on their own interpretations of the Holy Qur'an and their own idea of morality.

Saudi Tribal Customs, Not Islam, Responsible for Male Guardianship Abuses

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

A battle is brewing among Saudi women over the touchy issue of male guardianship. Pressure from outside the country has been building to abolish the laws, and female activists have led the charge.