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Women in Saudi Arabia are required by law to have male legal guardians to make decisions for them on issues like healthcare, marriage and travel. Women also aren’t allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, must obtain permission from their husbands to open a bank account and are forced to live under strict dress codes designed to “not show off their beauty.” In other words, Saudia Arabia oppresses their women.
Last week, Saudi Arabia was elected to the United Nations Women’s Commission whose principle mission is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world.
Can someone remind me again, why the UN holds any sort of credibility?
A quote from Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch sums it up best, “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist the town fire chief.”