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A city for women only by Natasha Mitchell and Adel Abdel Ghafar

In Asia, audio, gender, human rights, politics, sexuality, society on November 5, 2012 at 21:16

From: A city for women only by Natasha Mitchell and Adel Abdel Ghafar, Life Matters, ABC Radio National, http://www.abc.net.au

A new women-only industrial city dedicated to female workers is set to be built in the so-called shrouded kingdom of the Middle-East: Saudi Arabia.

It may come as a surprise to some, given Saudi Arabia attracts much criticism from human rights groups for its systematic discrimination against women. Saudi women are subject to the kingdom’s strict customs which mean they are unable to vote, drive or sign a legal document.

So does the proposed development represent a move by the government toward achieving independence for women, or is there another incentive?

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Reposted with permission from: ABC Radio National

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