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Wajeha Al Huwaider

Modern Feminists Have Neglected To Empower The New Muslim Suffragettes

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Today's feminist movement seems bizarrely out of touch with the original, universal standards of their forbears. In sidelining Muslim women's basic rights, today's feminists ignore the suffragette legacy and the necessity for urgent reform of international human rights violations.

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

Saudi Women Drivers: Threat to State Religion and Politics

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

For many women who want the driving ban lifted, the issue is a push toward wider reforms, supported by an increasing number of men. However, there are underlying religious and political potholes.

Is Saudi Arabia Really Serious About Ending Domestic Abuse?

| Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

By Adam Coogle, Human Rights Watch This week, a Saudi appeals court upheld the conviction of two women’s rights activists for trying to help a wo...

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

Journalism's Feminine Touch

Scott Hill | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Scott Hill

The 21st century has thrown up some exceptionally inspirational women. Whilst we still look back reminiscently at the wonderful achievements of brave,...

Trapped in the Other Gulf Oil Slick -- Saudi Women Tell Mr. President: Set Us Free!

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

It's time that Saudi Arabia antes up and empowers its women to show the world they fear not the choice of powerful women.

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.

Saudi Woman Demands Right To Travel | Mohammed Jamjoom and Tricia Escobedo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- Wajeha al-Huwaider picked up her passport, got in a taxi, and headed from her home in eastern Saudi Arabia to the nearby island kingdom of Ba...