The report, “Boxed In: Women and Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship System,” examines in detail the panoply of formal and informal barriers women in Saudi Arabia face when attempting to make decisions or take action without the presence or consent of a male relative. As one 25-year-old Saudi woman told Human Rights Watch, “We all have to live in the borders of the boxes our dads or husbands draw for us.” In some cases, men use the permission requirements to extort large sums of money from female dependents.
US President Trump issued a second executive order halting all resettlement of refugees to the US for at least 120 days. This harms people fleeing persecution who have already been extensively screened by the US government. The order also bans nationals with case by case exceptions of 6 Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for at least 90 days, harming many of them as well as their US-based families and communities.
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