Over the past year, Women’s March Global has been advocating for the release of Saudi Women Human Rights Defenders.
In May of 2018, Women’s March Global launched the Free Saudi Women Coalition (FSW), a coalition joining 80+ Chapters and 6 organisations around the globe to translate and share the stories of Saudi Women so that their voices can be heard.
Over 250,000 people have signed our petition calling on the UN to hold Saudi Arabia accountable and demand the immediate release of Saudi Women’s Rights Defenders.
Our relentless advocacy has had a direct impact. Women’s March Global together with 50+ human rights groups published a letter calling for the release of Saudi Activists. This led 36 UN Member States at the Human Rights Council to, for the first time, publicly condemn Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. In addition, Women’s March Global spoke at the UN Commission on the Status of Women to urge for the immediate and unconditional release of Saudi Women Human Rights Activists.
Saudi Women's Rights Activists have now been in prison for one year. To mark this, Women’s March Global has released a video calling for the release of Saudi Women Human Rights Defenders.
“The situation has increasingly become more dire. At this time of great need we are calling upon world leaders to use their influence to free these arbitrarily detained women. That these women have been detained at all is appalling. It is up to us to use our collective power to stand up for these activists and demand their release.”
- Uma Mishra-Newbery, Executive Director at Women’s March Global
Read our latest Op-Ed: Campaign to Whitewash Saudi Arabia’s Image Does Little for Women in the Kingdom