Annul Guardianship for Saudi Women
In Saudi Arabia, women must have male legal guardianship. The guardian can be her father, uncle, brother, or sons. Under this tradition, Saudi women must obtain permission from their guardian to work, travel, study, marry, or even access certain types of healthcare.
In November 2012, a new technology was rolled out in Saudi, a mobile tracking device. This device notifies the woman’s guardian, by text message, should she decide to travel out of the country.
Women are outraged. A The MILLA Project says, "We are not minors. We are adult women who deserve the right to freedom. They treat us like slaves with no respect."
Men are outraged as well. “Before a woman travels out of the country, she needs to have permission from her father, brother, husband… whoever her guardian may be. Sending me a text message telling me my sister is leaving the country is ridiculous. I already know she is! It's horrible the way women are treated.” states a friend of The MILLA Project.
It's time the Saudi Parliament annuls the guardian rule. Support the women of Saudi. Sign our petition.