Sep 26, 2011

A step forward for Saudi Women

Great news! Saudi Women can now vote in the municipal elections! and join the advisory Shura council allowing them to have more of a say in how the country is run ... in 2015... 

Let us hope their voices are listened to, so that Saudi women are given more freedom because at the moment they still can't:

*drive OR
*travel, work or receive medical care without a male relative

It is a great step for such a conservative country and slowly liberalisation, starting with women's right, will start seeping through the country, just like it has in other Middle Eastern countries.

As the great Michelle Bachelet says: “As a bird needs two wings to fly, a society needs women & men leading together to evolve to a higher level” 


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