Women’s Suffrage in Saudi Arabia

September 17, 2005

Potential progress in Saudi Arabia on equal rights for women (link via Captain’s Quarters):

Vote Seen As Breakthrough for Saudi Women – Yahoo! News.

Saudi women will be able to fully participate in an election for the first time in this ultraconservative Islamic kingdom, after the government ordered a local chamber of commerce to allow female voters and candidates.

This is good news. Let’s hope that the government and local officials follow through.

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