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.
Saudi women are treated as legal minors their entire lives — they even need permission from a male guardian to travel. This rule is set to be relaxed, but will it actually help lead to gender equality in the country?
International pop artists like K-pop group Super Junior are hugely popular in the Gulf monarchy. But should international stars shun the country because of its poor record on human rights?
The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As a result, she has decided not to perform in Jeddah.
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