` Women's Rights Activist's in ` Saudi Arabia ' petition for limits on `Absolute Authority' of Male Guardian's' over Women'

#AceWorldNews says that Women’s Right Activists in Saudi Arabia have petitioned the country’s Shura consultative council callings for limits to be imposed on the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women, a signatory said. Activist Aziza Youssef told AFP they had demanded “measures to protect women’s rights.

” Youseff says many of the proscriptions against women, for example, those which forbid women to work, travel or perform “certain surgeries” without the consent of a male guardian are “not based on religious teaching.”

The petition, signed by 10 female activists, also demands that women be allowed to drive in the ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom.

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