This is a call to western artists/singers to #BoycottSaudi b/c of its war crimes in #Yemen & for detinaning women's rights activists. @MariahCarey You should stand up 4 human rights values & not support opression, toture, sexual harassment and rape against women in the Kingdom.
#BoycottSaudi b/c it has demonstrated over &over again its unwillingness to accept human rights/gender equality as the norm. Instead, #MBS misuse international/ financial leverage to block/avoid naming and shaming&pressure other states 2 accept Saudi status quo of opression
#BoycottSaudi My life as a child and a grown-up woman in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, was ruled by segregation; education is single-sex from nursery through to the whole education system, working places, state offices and banks have “ladies’ branches”,
#BoycottSaudi I was taught in my public schools in Saudi Arabia that the majority in hell are women, that women have incomplete minds and faith and that we are the source of strife and havoc.
#BoycottSaudi Public schools for girls are named after "numbers", not after heroines and historical female figures, as it is the case with boys public schools, - who are named after distinguished male names.
#BoycottSaudi Even in public spaces, women names are replaced by numbers because of society- supported by the state- believe that women names are a source of shame and should not be exhibited before the public.
#BoycottSaudi Saudi Arabia is a country- where a woman needs the consent of a male guardian from cradle to grave; a mother is subject to the guardianship of her own teenage son as she is legally treated a minor forever.
#BoycottSaudi From time to time, emerges ludicrous claims about a lot of improvement for Saudi women situation. In fact, there is no genuine blueprint for reform and any improvement for women's rights remain paltry and cosmetic.
#BoycottSaudi On the 6th of November-1990, 47 brave Saudi women, - of academics, doctors, business women, civil servants and students-  drove their families’ cars to protest against the female driving ban.
#BoycottSaudi Later on, they were arrested, imprisoned and ultimately had their passports confiscated, some lost their jobs, others expelled from schools and all of them faced defamation and smear campaigns.
#BoycottSaudi The prince who oversaw the punishment against those courageous women was the prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, - the former governor of Riyadh and the current King of Saudi Arabia since 2015.
#BoycottSaudi It is absurd that the same prince who punished & pushed women back from the steering wheel to the back seat 27 years ago is today the head of a state, and hosting global artists like @MariahCarey.
#BoycottSaudi An Arabic proverb says “A blind person cannot judge colours”. And a gender-apartheid state, - which still keeps women in political, social and legal shackles - cannot drive towards gender equality.
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