April 20, 2008

Perpetual Minors

Human Rights Abuses Stemming from Male Guardianship and Sex Segregation in Saudi Arabia

Glossary of Key Terms
Summary
Methodology
I. Background on Women's Rights and the Role of the Religious Establishment
II. Human Rights Violations Resulting from Male Guardianship and Sex Segregation
Denying Women the Right to Education
Denying Women the Right to Employment
Denying Women the Right to Health
Denying Women the Right to Equality before the Law..
Denying Women the Right to Freedom of Movement
Denying Women the Right to Equality in Marriage
III. Saudi Arabia's Obligations under International Law..
IV. Recommendations
To the Government of Saudi Arabia
To Governments with Final or Pending Free Trade Agreements with Saudi Arabia
Acknowledgments
Appendix A: Yellow Travel Card Compulsory for Saudi Women
Appendix B: Study Abroad Form Requiring a Guardian's Consent for Female University Students
Appendix C: Surgical Procedure Form Requiring a Guardian's Consent