WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS HAVE SPENT OVER ONE YEAR IN

DETENTION FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST MALE GUARDIANSHIP AND THE OPPRESSION THAT SAUDI WOMEN FACE.

WE NEED YOUR VOICE MORE THAN EVER.

JULY  2019

Over the past month the #FreeSaudiWomen Coalition has been following developments out of Saudi Arabia. We are planning side events for the upcoming Human Rights Council in September but in the meantime here are some of the news we’ve been keeping a track of:
 

Male Guardianship

 

Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

 

Saudi-led War in Yemen

 

Asking Pop Stars to Unite for Human Rights

JUNE 2019

June 24 | 1 Year Anniversary Since the Driving Ban was lifted in Saudi Arabia

June 26 | Women’s March Global has joined 40 global NGOs to present a letter to the UN Member States at the 41st Session of Human Rights Council (HRC) to stand up for human rights in Saudi Arabia and to adopt a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to address ongoing human rights violations. The letter also calls on the HRC to immediately release the detained women human rights defenders and all individuals detained for exercising their fundamental freedoms. 

MAY 2019

 

1 Year Since Saudi Activists Have Been in Prison

APRIL 2019

April 17, 2019 | Loujain’s Trial to be held

April 17, 2019 | Court adjourns Loujain’s trial

April 23, 2019 | Saudi Arabia Executes 37 people

MARCH 2019

Women’s March Global has joined 50 other human rights group to compose a letter to 30 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of States calling on the UN Member States to adopt a resolution at the 40th session of UN Human Rights Council to explicitly call for the immediate release of Saudi Human Rights Defenders and to establish a monitoring mechanism over the human rights violations in the country

Recent reports suggest that those detained have not been given access to legal representation and have been subject to numerous forms of torture including electric shocks, sexual threats, sexual harassment, waterboarding, and flogging.

The intent of the letter is to bring awareness to this issue globally. And we hope the release of this letter in time for the 40th session of the Human Rights Council will remind world leaders that the time to act is NOW!

Read the letter in Arabic and English

March 12 | Saudi Activists to Face Trial Tomorrow