A Saudi woman wearing Western clothes walks past other women wearing conservative clothing in the capital, Riyadh. Photo: AFP

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: real change or cosmetic reforms?

  • Social change in the kingdom has had a positive economic impact, as more women join the workforce
  • But true gender equality remains a long way off, with concerns including the male guardianship system and treatment of female rights activists
Topic |   Saudi Arabia

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A Saudi woman wearing Western clothes walks past other women wearing conservative clothing in the capital, Riyadh. Photo: AFP
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