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.
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.
1 Year Since Saudi Activists Have Been in Prison
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.