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Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Within days of Ms. Lasloom’s coerced repatriation, another Saudi woman tried to escape an abusive family, this time within Saudi Arabia. Maryam Al-Otaibi managed to flee Qassim Province and hide in Riyadh, but the authorities arrested her and sent her back home, where she was then imprisoned" (para 8). "Ms. al-Johani said her family kept her locked up for eight months when she made a visit home during her studies in America" (para 10). "'Most horrific is that once a woman is locked in any state institution,' she said, 'she won’t be released unless into the custody of a male relative or else she will stay in the prison or ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Danah has decided to try to stay in the United States, too. One Saudi sociologist estimates that more than 1,000 women flee the kingdom every year, while more escape Riyadh for Jidda, the Red Sea city, which is considered more liberal than the capital" (para 10).
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The kingdom enforces a pervasive segregation of the sexes. It is the only country in the world that upholds a ban on women’s driving. And the country’s male guardianship system renders women perpetual minors, who need permission from a father, brother or even a son to travel, study, marry or gain access to government services. (A recent government order promises to relax such rules, but whether it is enforced effectively remains to be seen)" (para 11). "'Most young Saudi women who are imprisoned [in Riyadh],' explained Hala al-Dosari, a women’s-rights campaigner, 'are sentenced for morality-related charges such as being caught in the company of an unrelated male, being accused of ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Last week, Saudi activists circulated on social media a video of two young women, identified only as Ashwaq and Areej, apparently sisters, who said they were in Turkey and were in danger of being repatriated to Saudi Arabia, where they claimed they would face violence. Thanks to cases like theirs, a social media campaign by Saudi women with the hashtag #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen has gone viral" (para 9). "Ms. al-Dosari published a petition, which more than 14,000 Saudi women signed last year, calling on King Salman to abolish the guardianship system completely" (para 16).
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Ms. Al-Otaibi had tried to report her abusive brother to the police last year, but her family countered with a complaint of disobedience, an offense for women under Saudi law, for which she was briefly jailed and then returned to her family" (para 8). "'Most young Saudi women who are imprisoned [in Riyadh],' explained Hala al-Dosari, a women’s-rights campaigner, 'are sentenced for morality-related charges such as being caught in the company of an unrelated male, being accused of running away from home by a male relative or being disobedient to parents.' The latter, she said, is treated as 'a crime calling for immediate detention in Saudi Arabia'" (para 15). "'Most ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ASR-LAW-2, SRACE-LAW-1

"The round table discussion was led by Princess Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud, the vice president of Women’s Affairs at the General Sports Authority, a largely moot title in a country where girls and women are not allowed to participate in sports" (para 3).
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Meanwhile, the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates pledged to donate $100 million to a women’s fund proposed by Ms. Trump" (para 5).
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"My grandmother’s income was controlled, invested and portioned out to her by her sons" (para 18).
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Ms. Al-Otaibi had tried to report her abusive brother to the police last year, but her family countered with a complaint of disobedience, an offense for women under Saudi law, for which she was briefly jailed and then returned to her family" (para 8).
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Nov. 1, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ASR-LAW-2

"In July, rights campaigners welcomed an 'overdue' reform by the education ministry to allow girls to take part in sports at state schools" (para 9).
Nov. 1, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"Saudi Arabia will allow women into three sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities have revealed" (para 1). "Saudi Arabia has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public. The announcement [that women will be allowed to go to sporting events] is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious reform drive shaking up the kingdom, including the decision to allow women to drive from next June" (para 3-4). "Last month authorities allowed hundreds of women to throng a sports stadium in Riyadh, used mostly for football matches, for the first time to mark Saudi Arabia's national ...more
Nov. 1, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"But the kingdom appears to be relaxing some norms as part of its 'Vision 2030' plan for economic and social reforms, which aims to boost female employment" (para 8).
Nov. 1, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi Arabia has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public. The announcement [that women will be allowed to go to sporting events] is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious reform drive shaking up the kingdom, including the decision to allow women to drive from next June" (para 3-4)."In July, rights campaigners welcomed an 'overdue' reform by the education ministry to allow girls to take part in sports at state schools" (para 9).
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"A group of marriage officials in Saudi Arabia have formed a group on WhatsApp to matchmake men with multiple wives in an attempt to deal with the 'problem' of a rising number of divorced women, widows, and spinsters in the country" (para 1). "About 900 women, including divorcees, widows and women who had never married before, put their names forward saying they would not mind being a second, third or a fourth wife. As well as Saudi women, potential brides on the database came from Yemen, Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Nigeria, Bangladesh, China, and Pakistan. According to the list, the oldest of the women was 55 years old and the ...more
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2, ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"A group of marriage officials in Saudi Arabia have formed a group on WhatsApp to matchmake men with multiple wives in an attempt to deal with the 'problem' of a rising number of divorced women, widows, and spinsters in the country" (para 1).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the other end of the scale, U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have no women in their Cabinets"(para 13)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

“Less than 1 percent of children are born out of wedlock in … Saudi Arabia” (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

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