Saudi Women: From Shoura to Full Citizenship?

Badriya al-Bisher says appointing women to the Shoura Council is just the beginning:

The Consultative Council is the first step after which women will be able to demand the rest of their civil rights. I had said before that this decision to allow women into the Consultative Council should lift all other bans previously imposed on women and which stripped her of her civil rights like the right to guardianship, travel, driving, and equality. Very soon, we are expecting women to become ministers of social affairs or education or head any of the ministries through which women can start to occupy ministerial posts.

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