US Needs to Break Silence on Lack of Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia
  • Petitioned Melanne Verveer

This petition was delivered to:

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
Melanne Verveer
Director, Department of State, Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs
Andrew Steinfeld
Former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton

US Needs to Break Silence on Lack of Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia

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While the U.S. government is aware of the lack of rights for women in Saudi Arabia, it continues to lend political and economic support to the regime. In solidarity with the group "Saudi Women for Driving", we are asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other United States officials to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia to change its policies towards women.

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    • Marilyn Kaplan N. MASSAPEQUA, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Women are intelligent, independent human beings that are being kept as slaves to an ancient culture. It is time men see the light and change. Hoefully a lead will emerge and lead them to a way of life that will benefit all.

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    • Cookie Anderson MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      When you think of where the world could be today if all the world's women were free to be themselves.....well, it staggers the mind & heart.

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    • Sandra Streifel VANCOUVER BC, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Saudi Arabia is one of the US's closest allies, and has one of the worst human rights records in the Middle East not only for women, but with judges who have no written legal code, but must interpret sharia law individually, and for foreigners employed as servants especially, who may be virtually slaves and have no recourse. Please, Ms. Clinton, use your and your government's influence with Saudi Arabia to improve the rights of women in Saudi Arabia, both citizens and foreign nationals.

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    • Penny Dellow EASTBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      I have always wondered why Saudi Arabia likes to keep it's women in the dark ages?! I do not think it is anything to do with Islam, just the rulers - all men of course - way of keeping women in "their place" - that is undervalued and not respected enough to warrant being allowed to go out in a car, either on their own or with other women. Unbelievable in the year 2011 - come on Saudi rulers, time for change.

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    • Cyndi Mears CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      I'm signing because without a strong public outcry, this (and all) American administrations will not do anything to upset their Saudi allies...until it comes time to steal their oil too.

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