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Published On: Wed, Jul 3rd, 2013

15 countries gather for Women’s Conference in Saudi Arabia, photo reveals no females present

The conference was reportedly held at the University of Qassim and was apparently attended by representatives of 15 countries. A photo from the event shows an all male audience.

Saudi Arabia womens conference all menCritics are targeting the absurdity and hypocrisy of the image, but when you consider Saudi Arabia is a country where women are not permitted to drive, it seems less so.

Or does it?

Religious police in the Gulf Kingdom which is governed by Sharia Law only recently lifted a ban on females riding motorbikes and bicycles – as long as they wear the full-length veil and are accompanied by a male relative.

It is illegal for Saudi women to travel abroad without male accompaniment. They may only do so if their guardian agrees by signing a document know as a ‘yellow sheet’ at an airport or border crossing.

In November 2012 it emerged women were being electronically monitored with authorities using SMS to track them and inform their husbands of their whereabouts.

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