Nassima Al-Sada. She fought for women in Saudi Arabia to have the right to drive, and won. She’s now been in jail for over two years for her activism, with no end in sight for her detention. She urgently needs your support.
As part of their Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is working hard to be seen as a moderniser, introducing a number of social reforms.
Meanwhile, 13 Saudi women’s rights activists remain on trial for peacefully campaigning for those same reforms, including the right to drive. Five of them are still behind bars – including Nassima.
Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 on 21 November, and the UK government will be in attendance. So let’s urge the UK government to take this crucial opportunity to call for the release of Nassima and her fellow women’s rights campaigners in Saudi Arabia.
For much of her life, Nassima campaigned for women’s freedoms in Saudi Arabia. In doing so, she’s lost her own.
Nassima was arrested for her peaceful human rights work in July 2018. While in jail, she has been ill-treated. She was placed in a cell alone, in complete isolation for an entire year.
Her detention is part of a recent wave of arrests that target Saudi women human rights activists.
The UK government has influence, which is why we’re urging them to use the G20 next week to publicly call for the release of Nassima and other Saudi women’s rights campaigners.
“When a woman feels that she can’t carry out basic tasks…without her male guardian, this restricts her humanity.” –Nassima Al-Sada.
Petition UK Government here.