Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

  • Saudi Arabian Working Women

    Gender Issues: Saudi Working Women

    Dec 30, 13 • 397 Views • No Comments

    What a difference a job makes! In Saudi Arabia, although many women still need a man’s “yes,” for most major and minor decisions ranging from marrying to mall shopping, a recent decree from King Abdullah opened some professional doors. For...  [read more]

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    One Huge Reason Why the Global Gender Gap Report Affects You

    Oct 28, 13 • 688 Views • No Comments

    On Saturday, in Saudi Arabia, one woman with an international driver’s license drove to her local grocery store, alone, to purchase a container of milk. Elated, she arrived home to report that the trip was uneventful. Elsewhere, also participating in an...  [read more]

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    Gender Issues: A Saudi Subway

    Aug 26, 13 • 552 Views • No Comments

    Monthly, a Saudi college student spends $535 (2,000 riyals) for a minibus that drives her to and from school. Without the minibus, she would need a taxi or a male driver because religious law prohibits her from driving her own car.  When she graduates,...  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    A Female Friendly (Industrial) City?

    Aug 16, 12 • 327 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to make your economy more productive. In Saudi Arabia, just one woman at the office means you have to have a thick barrier separating her from everyone else. She needs her own entrance, her own bathroom, and a security guard to be sure...  [read more]

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    Tricky Oil Questions

    Jun 17, 12 • 232 Views • No Comments

    1. Asked to list the world’s biggest oil consumers, most of us would be correct if we started with the US and China. With the US at 20.5% and China, 11.4% for 2011, we are almost at one-third of world consumption. 2. But then, it gets a bit tricky....  [read more]