Saudi Arabia Women Personal Freedoms

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:05 AM by Unknown user

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/world/meast/saudi-women-drivers/index.html


On October 26 at  The Women’s Driving Campaign, at least 41 women drove around different cities in Saudi Arabia. Since the event, they’ve felt like they’ve been being followed. 5 women said they saw cars parked outside their house. Another person said she’s being followed. They’re not sure if they’re secret police, or just men harassing them. All of the women that participated are scared that they are going to be punished for participating in the event.


This relates to our standards because it shows the personal freedoms in Saudi Arabia. Woman don’t have very many personal freedoms in Saudi Arabia. This article shows that they are being deprived of it after the event.


SS7CG5 The student will explain the structures of the national governments of Southwest Asia (Middle East).

a. Compare the parliamentary democracy of the State of Israel, the monarchy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the theocracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting rights and personal freedoms.


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