Saudi women

First time ever - Saudi women enter stadium to watch soccer

First time ever - Saudi women enter stadium to watch soccer

The university student was among around 300 Saudi women who thronged Pearl stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after the ultra-conservative kingdom eases decades-old rules separating the sexes.

Jan 13, 2018, 08:06 AM IST

Saudi university to set up driving school for women

Saudi University is set to open a driving school for women after ban on women driving was lifted. watch to know more.

Oct 01, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Saudi university to open driving school for women

Saudi university to open driving school for women

A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women.

Oct 01, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
Saudi women rejoice at end of driving ban long backed by clerics

Saudi women rejoice at end of driving ban long backed by clerics

The Saudi ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday women would not need their guardians` permission to get a licence, nor to have a guardian in the car when driving.

Sep 27, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive: State media

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive: State media

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive, state media reported on Tuesday.

Sep 27, 2017, 00:48 AM IST
Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time

Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time

The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's largest city to a small village near Islam's holiest site.

Dec 14, 2015, 10:20 AM IST

Initial results show five Saudi women elected for first time in country's history

At least five Saudi women have won seats on local municipal councils a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country's history, according to initial results released on Sunday.

Dec 13, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Initial results show 5 Saudi women elected for first time

The five women hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's second largest and most cosmopolitan city to a small village near Islam's holiest sites.

Dec 13, 2015, 19:47 PM IST
7 things women in Saudi Arabia still can't do

7 things women in Saudi Arabia still can't do

Though a local level election, the polls are seen as a positive step towards women empowerment and many are optimistic that their voices will finally begin to be heard in government.

 

 

Dec 12, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Saudi women candidates begin first election campaigns

More than 900 women are standing in the December 12 municipal elections, which will also mark the first time women are allowed to vote.

Nov 29, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Despite barriers, Saudi women in first election bid

Segregated from male voters and unable to drive themselves to hustings, Saudi women begin their first-ever election campaign on Sunday, a tentative step towards better representation in the male-dominated kingdom.

Nov 27, 2015, 10:41 AM IST

In first, Saudi women allowed to run in local elections

Saudi Arabia allowed women to register to stand in local elections on Sunday, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.

Aug 31, 2015, 00:34 AM IST

Saudi activists rev up women`s right-to-drive campaign

 Activists in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday they are revving up a right-to-drive campaign using social media in the world`s only country that bans women from getting behind the wheel.

Oct 09, 2014, 17:30 PM IST

Saudi women renew push for the right to drive

In the six months since Saudi activists renewed calls to defy the kingdom`s ban on female drivers, small numbers of women have gotten behind the wheel almost daily in what has become the country`s longest such campaign.

Mar 28, 2014, 02:51 AM IST

Saudi women `drive-in` falters amid threats

Saudi women scrapped a "drive-in" Saturday and opted for an open-ended campaign after the authorities vowed to punish any of them who get behind the wheel in defiance of a ban.

Oct 26, 2013, 17:47 PM IST

Saudi Arabia warns online backers of women drivers

Saudi officials say the country`s strict codes against political dissent on the Internet will be applied to anyone offering online support for a planned protest by women challenging the male-only driving rules in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Oct 25, 2013, 19:15 PM IST

Saudi Arabia car owners fined for allowing women to drive

Saudi Arabia traffic police has fined several private car owners for allowing women to drive against the kingdom`s rules.

Sep 26, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

Using air-conditioners by women immoral: Saudi cleric

Salafists and Wahhibists are ultra-conservatives of Sunni Muslims hailing from Saudi Arabia and have issued frequent fatwas in the past.

May 22, 2013, 13:42 PM IST

Saudi women create history by attending first Shura Council session

Women in Saudi Arabia created history when they took their 30 seats at the Shura Council session for the first time.

Feb 26, 2013, 17:55 PM IST

Saudi king grants women seats on advisory council

Saudi Arabia`s king grants women seats on the country`s top advisory council for first time.

Jan 11, 2013, 23:42 PM IST