Women 's Civil Rights Of Saudi Arabia And Consultative Council ( Majlis Alshura )

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Key Stakeholders: The main stakeholders who have the purview as well as ability to act upon Women 's civil rights challenges in Saudi Arabia are: The king of Saudi Arabia, Consultative Council (Majlis Alshura), The Council of Senior Scholars, The National Society for Human Rights, Human Rights Advocates, The Media, Saudi Ultra-Conservatives and the Saudi women themselves.
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Current Situation:

As the researcher mentioned above some of Saudi Arabian citizens still look down upon women and they still believe that home is the best place for women. On the contrary, Saudi government seeks the change and has taken many steps forward. One of the most important changes that influenced Saudi women in the previous decade has been the empowerment of women to participate in political process.

In the recent years, Saudi human rights advocates have been advocating women 's right to vote and to participate in municipal elections. Among those advocates is Saudi 's Academic and human rights activist Dr.Hatoon Alfassi. Dr Alfassi confirmed to the Monte Carlo International Radio that the demands for women 's participation in municipal elections as candidates and voters began to demand in 2004, is the same year that marked the beginning of the establishment of the municipal elections in Saudi Arabia. Indeed, allowing women to participate in the municipal elections is not enough to promote their rights.” (Saudi Arabia:

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