WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS HAVE SPENT OVER 300 DAYS IN
DETENTION FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST MALE GUARDIANSHIP AND THE OPPRESSION THAT SAUDI
WE NEED YOUR VOICE MORE THAN EVER.
UPDATE | March 01 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.
Women’s March Global is helping to organise two side events in the following weeks at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council and the Commission for the Status of Women.
Since May 2018 – we have been advocating for the Women’s Rights defenders who were arrested in Saudi Arabia.
Women’s March Global is proud to be a part of a coalition of international organisations working tirelessly to promote freedom and justice for Saudi Women.