Saudi writer Zainab Al Khudairi is a divorced single mother and a novelist. She is hopeful that if women push for expanded rights, they will continue to grow. Could sightings of Saudi women behind the wheel, or even in politics, become commonplace?
Two Saudi Arabian women who fled their families to Georgia this week have been offered help by authorities. The sisters are the latest in a stream of women using Twitter to escape the Saudi male guardianship system.
Saudi Arabia has arrested eight people this week in an attempt to silence supporters of women's rights advocates on trial in the kingdom. They are the first arrests since the killing of Jamal Khashoggi last October.
The trial of a Saudi rights activist has begun without her able to consult a lawyer or even know the charges she faces. Loujain al-Hathloul has faced sexual assault and torture in custody, according to activists.
The trial of 11 women's rights activists in Riyadh has drawn sharp criticism from Western countries. Some of the women have said they were tortured and sexually abused during interrogation.
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