Although there is still much work to be done, women throughout the MENA region have proven that they have the power and the agency to create tangible change.
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The path to gender equality in Saudi Arabia is fraught with obstacles, but things are changing in the ultra-conservative Kingdom in recent years as new forms of activism are arising on the international and domestic level.Read More
Saudi Arabia is often criticized for its restrictions on women's rights, including a de facto ban on women from driving within the country. On October 26, 2013, in protest of this policy, many Saudi women are staging a day of action to change this red light to green. (Photo: Oct26driving.com)Read More