Women in Saudi Arabia are often seen in the West as oppressed. But the Nesma embroidery and tailoring center in Jeddah is breaking new ground by offereing Saudi woman a chance to become part of an all-female enterprise.
Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter sports areas for the first time starting next year, officials have announced. The landmark move is the latest step towards social reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Women will soon be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but what about other fundamental rights? We take a look at the lamentable state of women's rights in the Islamic kingdom and other countries across the region.
Ordinary Iranians have taken to social media in response to Saudi Arabia's reforms allowing women to drive. Many compared the emergence of women's rights in Saudi Arabia to the sluggish growth of Iran's women's movement.
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