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Chris
04-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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The Middle Eastern country which is ranked 131st out of 134 countries for gender parity in the World Economic Forum's 2012 Global Gender Gap Report has released its first ever advertising campaign condemning violence against women.

The poster features a woman in a burqa with a black eye next to the slogan "Some things can't be covered: Fighting women's abuse together".

It is the first ad for the King Khalid Foundation's No More Abuse campaign, which encourages Saudi women to report domestic violence.

Currently, all Saudi women are under the guardianship of a man, usually their father, brother or husband, so most domestic abuse is not reported. Violence against children, particularly female children, is also believed to be endemic.

"The phenomenon of battered women in Saudi Arabia is much greater than is apparent on the surface," the No More Abuse website reads.

"It is a phenomenon found in the dark. We want to achieve justice for all women and children exposed to abuse in all parts of the Kingdom."

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@ Saudi Arabia finally says no to domestic violence (http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/news/newsstories/8648833/saudi-arabias-first-ever-domestic-violence-campaign)

jillian
04-28-2013, 05:50 PM
how nice of them

but i guess it's a step in the right direction.

Adelaide
04-28-2013, 07:17 PM
how nice of them

but i guess it's a step in the right direction.

Baby steps, I guess. It's not going to be very effective when women there need male escorts pretty much everywhere...

Greenridgeman
04-28-2013, 08:23 PM
Baby steps, I guess. It's not going to be very effective when women there need male escorts pretty much everywhere...


Hardly our business.

Minding OPB caused our whole mid-East problem.

Americans should have stayed in their compounds, carried out the oil trade and STFU about Muslim countries.

jillian
04-28-2013, 08:32 PM
Baby steps, I guess. It's not going to be very effective when women there need male escorts pretty much everywhere...

and aren't even allowed to drive

jillian
04-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Hardly our business.

Minding OPB caused our whole mid-East problem.

Americans should have stayed in their compounds, carried out the oil trade and STFU about Muslim countries.

you're right... what are the lives of a few women when compared to your xenophobia.

and no, our "minding opb" did NOT cause our problems in the middle east. you'd have to go back to british imperialism and past that to figure out the problems in the mid east.

Greenridgeman
04-28-2013, 08:57 PM
you're right... what are the lives of a few women when compared to your xenophobia.

and no, our "minding opb" did NOT cause our problems in the middle east. you'd have to go back to british imperialism and past that to figure out the problems in the mid east.


British imperialism wasn't MOPB?

roadmaster
04-30-2013, 09:18 PM
Women of America fought for their rights to vote ect, did we get outside help or does America have to stick it's nose into everything?

Chris
05-01-2013, 07:22 AM
I don't think Saudi Arabia is looking for help on this.