majority of women are suffering is because the male clergy and conservative

Majority of women are suffering is because the male

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majority of women are suffering is because the male clergy and conservative scholar have turned Islam into a discourse that promotes gender hierarchy. Below are some of the few challenges that women are facing in Saudi Arabia on a daily basis. Male guardianship and Supremacy Recently, Saudi Arabia implemented legislation policies that allow women to vote and run for public, nevertheless, Women running for offices are not even allowed to address men, and avoid going to places where they will mix with men. In addition to this, women in the country are still required to ask their Wali or husband and other relative to perform simple task such as obtaining a passport or even opening a bank account. They are not allowed to control their finances without
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2 permission from their husbands. Male guardianship has been one of the major challenges women in Said Arabia faces. Recently, activist were able to win a small victory when King Salman issued an order that stated that women do not need the permission of their guardian for some activities such as taking a job or entering a university, but traditional conservatives and Clerics are against this form order. Domestic Violence Another major challenges facing women in the country is domestic violence. UN notes that more than 70 percent of women have experienced one form of violence in their marriage. One of the major issue that Islamic feminist address consistently is the issue of domestic violence. Qur’an
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