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TAKE ACTION: STAND WITH SAUDI WOMEN FOR THEIR RIGHT TO DRIVE


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Beverly
- 323 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The Saudi Ministry of the Interior has issued a threatening warning to women planning to drive on Saturday despite the Kingdom's de facto ban on women driving.



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Beverly M. (85)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:12 pm
CLICK ON "SELECT THIS RECIPIENT" TO SEND YOUR MESSAGE
 

Beverly M. (85)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:13 pm
The Ministry compared women driving openly in the streets to “disturbing the public peace and opening venues to sedition” and stated, that the women would be “severely punished.”

We must take action. Tell the Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and King Abdullah bin Abdul Al Saud how outrageous we believe these threats are against Saudi women who courageously seek basic human rights to mobility and freedom.

Some women throughout Saudi Arabia planned to take to the roads in an ongoing campaign despite the ban – which unjustifiably limits women’s mobility and constrains them economically, especially in a country with no mass transit. Their day of action had gained popular support in the country where, until this week, there was no explicit law or decree prohibiting women from driving – although women could not receive drivers’ licenses.

But, this week, the government issued a decree making it illegal for women to drive, and announced that “all violations will be dealt with.”

This gender apartheid must end. We must stand with our sisters in solidarity. The right to mobility is a basic human right acknowledged by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Show Saudi women and the people of the world our strong support for their fight for freedom and equality. Take action now.

 

Azaima A. (219)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:34 pm
Hope the Saudis come to accept women as equals sooner than later.
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:43 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:45 pm

I can't imagine living with such extreme suppression . . . but, lately, I have noticed that increasing numbers of women are stepping forward.

Thanks for posting, Beverly. At least, we can go on record with our solidarity and empathy.

 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:04 pm
Signed all. This oppression must stop!
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:34 pm
Both signed-thx Beverly
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:10 am
Signed and agree with Carole
 

kate k g (477)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:06 am
message sent thank you Beverly
 

Naoko I. (262)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:58 am
Message sent to both recipients. Thanks Beverly.
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:26 am
I am indeed grateful for not being a woman in that freaking country!
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:28 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Beverly
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:30 am
Is Saudi Arabia Really Serious About Ending Domestic Abuse? (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/26/dispatches-saudi-arabia-really-serious-about-ending-domestic-abuse
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:37 am
A bunch of petitions:
http://www.ecosia.org/search?q=womens+right+to+drive+in+saudi+arabia+petitions
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:00 am
Signed & Thank you Beverly
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 8:54 am
message sent
 

caroline s. (80)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:10 am
Signed }:-((
 

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:02 pm
I cut the email down to three sentences, I support these women and want Saudi Arabia to know it is time to stop the abuse, mutilation and enslavement of women
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:44 pm
signed
 

Sharon F. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:51 pm
Yes, Saudi women deserve the right to drive. Saudi males, grow up and quit being so controlling.
 

MareCad T. (2)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:19 pm
I think it is time for the fall of the house of saud. Get rid of these bums & ALL will be free.
Signed: Your Resident Muslim Lady.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:28 pm
Signed and sent.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:07 pm
Gladly signed. Thank you.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed, shared & noted. Thank you, Beverly!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:30 pm
Noted and signed petitions.
 

Marlene Puaoi (21)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:43 pm
A few years ago, I read that a Saudi woman had asked, "When will women be allowed to wear white clothing and to sit in the front seat?" Being forced to wear black clothing in a desert country is cruel. That women in Saudi Arabia are also restricted in their freedom of movement by being banned from driving is wrong as well.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:50 pm
Signed
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:21 pm
Petition.....signed...&....forwarded....Thank-you for this petition. It's time for women to be equal worldwide.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:25 pm
Better pay attention American women, if they keep attacking your rights you could be kept under the boot or the sandal just like these women. Glad the women are empowering themselves.
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:30 pm
Thank you for this. Definitely signed, and a couple that Ben had the link to. Thanks!!
 

Robyn Brice (4)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:31 pm
Signed.
 

Angelene B. (144)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:52 pm
signed
 

Vicky P. (463)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:13 pm
noted, signed, shared
 

Stan B. (124)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 6:13 pm
From a Saudi sheikh.

" Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan, a judicial and psychological consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, told Saudi news website sabq.org.

Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:12 pm
Signed all!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:19 pm
Stan B. --I thought you were being funny when I read your post, but I googled "Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan" and learned that you weren't kidding!

Well, one thing is certain: If what Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan says is true, then his mother was a driver, because he's living proof of his professional opinion!

Actions taken!
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:51 am
Noted, signed and sent. I am on record as supporting Saudi women's rights to drive, for their and their country's benefit.
 

A F. (131)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:54 am
Someone get Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan the help he needs. If anyone's bits MIGHT have trouble on a bumpy ride, it's a guy's. You know, since ours are nicely self-contained and cushioned and all. :P

Glad to see people, men and women alike, standing up against this madness.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:33 am
This is just so ridiculous. Of course, should you women go out today and run the car, I'm sure the world will support you. what should they do if all women driving? It must be a joke.

Love
 

AwayPlzNoMail V. (171)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:27 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

AwayNoMailPlze V. (176)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:20 am
S&N N, thanks
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:06 am
done
 

Rehana VN (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:51 am
TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE SO IS THE SAUD FAMILY.THEY RULE WITH AN IRON FIST!! HOW COME THE WESTERN WORLD IS TIGHT LIPPED WHEN IT COMES TO ABUSES BY THE SAUDIS. ARE THESE MEN SO FICKLE THAT THEY FEEL THREATENED BY WOMEN DRIVERS. JUST HOW LONG MORE WILL THESE WOMEN BE OPPRESSED! THE LEADERS ARE GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN OF ISLAM: NO ONE SHOULD BE OPPRESSED & NO ONE SHOULD LIVE UNDER OPPRESSION!!
 

Beverly M. (85)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:01 pm
You're right Dandelion ~ That's why it is so important to protect the rights we do have. Once they start taking them away they'll keep going until we have no rights at all.
 

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Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:23 pm
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Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:32 pm
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Rhonda B. (102)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thank You!
 

jess b (24)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 11:33 am
Thanks. signed
Ben, the change.org petition on your link is closed, but there is another one on change.org - I signed it just the other day. thks
 

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Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:46 pm
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