Reema Abulaziz from Riyadh made her move: She went to Riyadh airport with her two boys, and asked for the guardianship system to be removed.

Reema works in a bank in Riyadh. She is not only the mother of these two boys; she is the wife of a drug- addicted husband. Although Reema’s husband is now in Riyadh Amal Hospital receiving medical treatment for his long addiction problem, he still has total control of Reema’s life and her sons’ lives.

In Riyadh airport, Reema and her sons are denied the right to leave the country; the addicted guardian did not give them the permission to leave.

The Saudi guardianship system considers men guardians and responsible for their families’ affairs even if the men have addiction problems or a criminal history. Reema’s story conveys how oppressive this system is.

The campaign to defend women’s rights in Saudi Arabia will continue recording these experiences of Saudi women who are trying to get rid of their control by male guardians.

Please, wherever you are, support Saudi women who are trying to gain their lives back.

© 2017 Gatestone Institute. All rights reserved. The articles printed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editors or of Gatestone Institute. No part of the Gatestone website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied or modified, without the prior written consent of Gatestone Institute.

Related Topics:  Saudi Arabia receive the latest by email: subscribe to the free gatestone institute mailing list.

en

Comment on this item

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Gatestone Institute greatly appreciates your comments. The editors reserve the right, however, not to publish comments containing: incitement to violence, profanity, or any broad-brush slurring of any race, ethnic group or religion. Gatestone also reserves the right to edit comments for length, clarity and grammar. All thoughtful suggestions and analyses will be gratefully considered. Commenters' email addresses will not be displayed publicly. Gatestone regrets that, because of the increasingly great volume of traffic, we are not able to publish them all.