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Boxed in : women and Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system / [Kristine Beckerle].

Beckerle, Kristine [Browse]
  • [New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, [2016]
  • ©2016
101 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary note:
"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"--Publisher's description.
  • "Kristine Beckerle, Finberg Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Division (MENA) of Human Rights Watch was the primary researcher and author of this report"--Page 78.
  • "July 2016"--Table of contents page.
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Glossary -- Summary: Reforms -- Limitations of Reforms -- The Time is Now -- Recommendations: Immediate Recommendations -- General Recommendations -- Methodology -- I. The Religious Establishment -- II. The Male Guardianship System: Transferring Guardianship -- International Law and Guardianship -- III. Restricting Freedom of Movement: Restrictions on Travel Abroad -- Restrictions on Domestic Movement -- IV. Violence against Women: Domestic Violence Legislation -- Difficulties Reporting Abuse -- Prioritizing Reconciliation over Protection -- Limited Shelter from Domestic Violence -- Permission to Exit Prisons -- V. Restricting Right to Equality in Marriage, Divorce, and Child Custody: Restricting the Right to Marry Freely -- Inequality in Divorce -- Inequality in Arrangement for Children after Divorce -- VI. Restricting the Right to Equality before the Law: Identity Documents -- Difficulty Accessing Government Services -- Discrimination in the Legal System -- VII. Restricting the Right to Employment: Opening the Labor Market to Women -- Continuing Barriers to Women Working -- VIII. Restricting the Right to Health: Guardian Consent for Medical Procedures and Emergency Care -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix I. Guardian Permission Form for Woman to Study Abroad on Government Scholarship -- Appendix II. Guardian Permission Form for Woman to Work in Government Institution -- Appendix III. Human Rights Watch Letter to the Minister of Interior -- Appendix IV. Human Rights Watch Letter to the Minister of Health -- Appendix V. Human Rights Watch Letter to the Minister of Justice -- Appendix VI. Human Rights Watch Letter to the Minister of Education -- Appendix VII. Human Rights Watch Letter to the Minister of Labor and Social Development -- Appendix VIII. Screenshot from Ministry of Interior Travel Permission Portal -- Appendix IX. Legal Claims Asserting Male Authority Over Female Dependents.&&
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Women and Saudi Arabia&s male guardianship system
  • 9781623133795
  • 1623133793
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