17 NGOs call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Advocates

May 15, 2020 | Joint statement on Saudi Women's Rights advocates Freedom Forward joined a coalition of sixteen other organizations in denouncing the Saudi government's detention of Saudi women's rights activists. May 15, 2020 marks the two-year anniversary of this detention.Text below (PDF here):FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Stephen McInerney, Executive Director , POMED, stephen.mcinerney@pomed.org, 202-804-4749 (office); April Brady, Communications Director, … Continue reading 17 NGOs call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Advocates

Saudi Arabia: Violating Women’s Rights

Photo: Imprisoned Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. Download as PDF brief In 2019, Saudi Arabia was ranked  among the worst places in the world to be a woman. While Saudi Arabia’s overall human rights record is abhorrent, such violations are exasperated exponentially for women. Many policies and practices endorsed and enforced by Saudi Arabia’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: Violating Women’s Rights

W20 “Women 20” urged to oppose Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Violations

A coalition of human rights and peace organizations is urging the W20 "Women 20" and W20 delegates to end their silence on Saudi Arabia's human rights violations. The W20 "Women 20" is one of multiple engagement groups that consult to the G20. The G20 is hosted by Saudi Arabia this year. The letter urges the … Continue reading W20 “Women 20” urged to oppose Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Violations