Moudhi Al-Johani: The Saudi Women’s Rights Activist You Need to Know About

Moudhi Al-Johani: The Saudi Women’s Rights Activist You Need to Know About

  The video above documents the journey of Moudhi Al-Johani, a brave Saudi women’s rights activist. Moudhi started as an anonymous women’s rights activist, but after she managed to escape her country, she has come out to help other women -particularly Saudis.   “I cannot return to Saudi Arabia because I’ll either be arrested and be […]

11 Car Companies Celebrate Saudi Women in the Most Creative Way

11 Car Companies Celebrate Saudi Women in the Most Creative Way

The news of Saudi women being able to drive have been celebrated in all its shapes and forms. The change was announced in a royal decree that was read live on state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington.   Saudi leaders hope that the new policy will help the economy by increasing women’s […]

Saudi Arabia Appoints Its First Ever Female Spokesperson

Saudi Arabia Appoints Its First Ever Female Spokesperson

For the first time ever, Fatimah Baeshen has just been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC.     Baeshan was a director at the Washington-based think tank Arabia Foundation. She joined after working with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh […]

Here’s How Political Figures Reacted to Saudi Women Being Able to Drive

Here’s How Political Figures Reacted to Saudi Women Being Able to Drive

King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree that will allow Saudi women to drive. The decree has ordered that a ministerial body to be set up to give advice within 30 days, and that the order will be implemented by June 2018.     To celebrate Tuesday’s decree, several Saudi women posted images on social media […]

Meet the Saudi Women That Are Literally Cycling Their Way to Empowerment

Meet the Saudi Women That Are Literally Cycling Their Way to Empowerment

The Arab world is a very odd, yet interesting region. Where else in the world would you read an article about women riding bicycles as a major step towards women’s rights. But alas, women doing the most simplest of activities like riding bicycles might be considered an actual taboo breaking headline.     Last year, […]

Saudi Women Can Now Work and Study Without Men’s Permission

Saudi Women Can Now Work and Study Without Men’s Permission

  No, this is not a joke or a clickbait article; this is actually true. It’s 2017, and we’re still reading news like this. Saudi Arabia, the conservative kingdom have finally given women their basic rights, to study and work without permission from a man, or a guardian.   According to the Independent, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has […]

Your 2017 Anthem Is Here, and It’s Brought to You by Saudi Women

Your 2017 Anthem Is Here, and It’s Brought to You by Saudi Women

  A pop song that delivers a political and cultural message about women in Saudi Arabia has racked up more than 2.5 million views on YouTube since it premiered. “Hwages,” (which translates to concerns) a music video by Saudi director Majed al-Esa released in late December, is going viral both in his home country and […]