by Akan Ido
It’s strange how a conference meant to discuss the topic ‘women in society’ does not have a single woman participating.
The conference, reportedly held at the University of Qassim last year, was attended by representatives from 15 nations, apparently all men.
Segregation between men and women in the gulf country has been widely criticised with women not allowed to drive and do many other things allowed by the opposite sex. This is due to the ultra-conservative Wahhabi sharia law.
They also need permission from a male relative or their husband to work, travel, study or marry and a woman’s testimony counts for less than that of a man in a court of law.
What do you think about this. Let’s have your say.