Stand with Saudi Feminists!

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Although the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia has been lifted, activists who championed for these rights still remain in prison.  Sign the petition below and we will deliver it to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington D.C.


Dear Ambassador,

We are appalled that shortly after the announcement that the ban on driving for Saudi women was lifted, at least 17 activists, including some of the most prominent women who campaigned for the right to drive were imprisoned. In a vicious smear campaign, they were accused of being traitors and undermining the "security and stability" of Saudi Arabia. Eight of those detained have since been freed, but nine remain behind bars and could face up to 20 years in prison.

These arrests sent a shamefully clear message to all Saudis; only the royal family can bestow freedoms – and can take them away. This win for women cannot be claimed by the so-called “reformer” crown prince Mohammad bin Salman. This victory is a result of the decades of dedication and advocacy led by Saudi women.

The ability to drive gives some much-deserved freedom, but Saudi women continue to face a much larger obstacle: the kingdom’s guardianship system. Under this system, a woman, no matter her age, is treated as a minor and must live under the supervision of her father, husband, uncle, or some other male relative—even her son! The system violates women's most fundamental human rights. 

We call for all activists who have been arrested to be released and for an end to the guardianship system in Saudi Arabia. We stand in solidarity with Saudi women fighting for their rights.

Who's signing

Brandyn Blatchford
Bruce Bulman
Eric Robson
Linda Corey
Lois Sturm
lucilla mancini
F. Michael Montgomery
DorothyA Dufour
Susan Stout
Nodiah Brent
Stefanie Collins
Sheila Mandell
Andrea Snyder
Regina Munch
Walter Hoffmann
Clayton Jones
Margaret Murray
Ed Perry
Judy Nakadegawa
Cara Kulwicki
William Barry
Luce Righetto
Danielle L Greene
Jacob Slichter
unai salas
joe smith
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  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-01-31 15:21:24 -0500
  • Bruce Bulman
    signed 2019-01-23 20:39:58 -0500
  • Eric Robson
    signed 2018-08-16 13:50:54 -0400
  • Linda Corey
    signed 2018-08-13 23:41:11 -0400
    The American people increasingly thing that Saudi Arabia is backward and that we should cut ties with your country.
  • Lois Sturm
    signed 2018-08-02 12:00:40 -0400
  • lucilla mancini
    signed 2018-07-28 16:16:11 -0400
  • F. Michael Montgomery
    signed 2018-07-23 20:58:15 -0400
    In freeing these women, you end up freeing your nation…
  • DorothyA Dufour
    signed 2018-07-22 04:06:18 -0400
  • Susan Stout
    signed 2018-07-21 01:33:48 -0400
  • Nodiah Brent
    signed 2018-07-11 19:33:50 -0400
  • Stefanie Collins
    signed 2018-07-11 13:41:04 -0400
  • Sheila Mandell
    signed 2018-07-10 20:33:46 -0400
  • Andrea Snyder
    signed 2018-07-09 20:48:27 -0400
  • Regina Munch
    signed 2018-07-09 19:31:52 -0400
  • Walter Hoffmann
    signed 2018-07-08 20:54:20 -0400
  • Clayton Jones
    signed 2018-07-07 17:55:32 -0400
  • Margaret Murray
    signed 2018-07-05 23:21:54 -0400
    Margaret Murray
  • Ed Perry
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-04 19:13:54 -0400
    #Standwith SaudiFeminists and tell the Saudi Embassy to #FreeSaudiActivists who fought for the driving ban to be lifted! via @codepink
  • Ed Perry
    @edpgsa tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-04 19:13:50 -0400
    #Standwith SaudiFeminists and tell the Saudi Embassy to #FreeSaudiActivists who fought for the driving ban to be lifted! via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/saudi_feminists?recruiter_id=349387
  • Ed Perry
    signed 2018-07-04 19:13:44 -0400
  • Judy Nakadegawa
    signed 2018-07-04 18:42:23 -0400
  • Cara Kulwicki
    signed 2018-07-04 10:47:05 -0400
  • William Barry
    signed 2018-07-04 01:41:37 -0400
    William Barry
  • genesi999
    @genesi999 tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-04 00:13:39 -0400
    #Standwith SaudiFeminists and tell the Saudi Embassy to #FreeSaudiActivists who fought for the driving ban to be lifted! via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/saudi_feminists?recruiter_id=757412
  • Luce Righetto
    signed 2018-07-04 00:13:20 -0400
    LUCE RIGHETTO
  • Danielle L Greene
    signed 2018-07-03 20:19:44 -0400
  • Jacob Slichter
    signed 2018-07-03 16:45:47 -0400
    Jacob Slichter
  • unai zarraolandia
    @unaiwind tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-03 13:47:39 -0400
    #Standwith SaudiFeminists and tell the Saudi Embassy to #FreeSaudiActivists who fought for the driving ban to be lifted! via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/saudi_feminists?recruiter_id=682294
  • unai salas
    signed 2018-07-03 13:47:23 -0400
    unai zarraolandia salas
  • joe smith
    signed 2018-07-03 10:17:29 -0400
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