Friday, June 24, 2011

Saudi Arabian women driving back up Clinton-Washington Times

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after remaining silent for the first time this week bowed to international pressure, the Islamic women's driving of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia based lifted the ban on women who wish to have indicated their support.

"This woman is brave, you are doing right and what they are looking for. By that, and Mrs. Clinton"move and support them, Frank told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday, and feminism.

Mrs. Clinton Saudi Arabia women in the comments group, which supports the whole the Department of State for driving Victoria Nuland said the day after, the spokesman said the human rights problems openly selected Secretary ' quiet diplomacy ' is supported, but through the

Catherine Ashtonon Wednesday, the European Union , Saudi Arabia women, came from Foreign Minister in her support Maja Kocijancicaccording to the spokesman.

EU treatment where they stand up for their rights, "he said in support of the people. " Saudi women who [NULL] is that equality requires taking to exercise their rights."

Saudi Arabia womenMrs. Clinton's initial silence on the driving exercise highlights the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Benjamin Joffe-Walt, United States diplomatic sensitivity towards human rights Change.orgCommunity action website, their campaign Saudi women about driving for being used by said Editor.

" Saudi Arabia these statements can be seen as very meaningful, by" Mr. Joffe-the Washington Times said in an e-mail to walk. " The Saudi Government Clinton means nothing if the [wife] Saudi women to do this a month ago have statements she started putting pressure on."

Support Saudi womendriving a month ago on the door of the largely unorganized and growing international support for the exercise highlighted. Change.orgpostings about 25 women through informal group in order to support his cause in person has collected more than 100,000 signatures in 150 countries.

Saudi Arabia Governmentfatwa or religious edict, man, according to the 1991 prohibiting women from taking the wheel by the clergy in the driver's license issued. In the oil-rich Kingdom, as well as a woman in a car, operating on a bicycle was the only country in the world.

Nadya Khalife, human rights watch women's rights researcher for the Beirut-based driver or male guardians employed home said banned without waiting for a call from a woman's mobility in driving at night.

When you start a campaign to topple the driving ban on women's rights activist Manal Shah on May 21, Saudi Arabiadriving in Alkhobar al-Reef, allegedly arrested. The 32-year-old Internet security consultant was arrested by Saudi authorities for 9 days. She has since "Saudi Arabia Rosa Parks," America's civil rights marchers in black-only section of the public bus in the 1960s, refused to ride has been called.

Saudi Arabia women for Member athletic organization via email and Facebook. They held a protest on Friday, country driving ban when the international drivers license Saudi women for several dozen solidarity throughout the country.

" Saudi Arabia with 20 years in the making, this is the home of a woman who grew up in a revolution," Ms. Khalife said.

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