One small step for Saudi women

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia delivers a speech to the Saudi Shura Council, or advisory assembly, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 25, 2011. Saudi King Abdullah has given the kingdom’s women the right to vote for first time in nationwide local elections, due in 2015.



King Abdullah

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia delivers a speech to the Saudi Shura Council, or advisory assembly, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 25, 2011. Saudi King Abdullah has given the kingdom’s women the right to vote for first time in nationwide local elections, due in 2015.

The announcement from Saudi Arabia Sunday that King Abdullah had granted Saudi women the right to vote and run for office in municipal elections is a promising marker. It appears to be…




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