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Take Action Online for Saudi Women Human Rights Defenders

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 15:29

    Since May 2018, authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested some of the country’s most prominent women human rights defenders. These courageous activists have peacefully advocated for the right of women to drive, an end to the male guardianship system, and for justice and equality. They have done nothing wrong, have not been charged with any crime, and should be released immediately and unconditionally. 

    We need you to take action online to support women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. 

    Saudi officials monitor social media and are sensitive to international pressure. This is why Amnesty International’s actions directly target the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa and official Saudi government social media feeds to:

    1. Let Saudi authorities know that the world is watching;
    2. Keep the issue in the public eye; and
    3. Continue calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the women human rights defenders.

    Take Action Online Now!

    Step 1: Sign and share our online action. 

    We need to let Saudi authories know that the world is watching by generating a lot of signatures on our online action. Sign our action and share it widely with your networks. 

    >>> Sign now 

    Step 2: Regularly Tweet at Saudi Authorities 

    Saudi officials monitor social media cloesly. Targeting official Saudi government social media feeds can make a difference. Consider using these  messages: 

    >>> Click here to tweet this message 

    Step 3: Show Your Solidarity on Facebook 

    Use our Facebook profile frame to show your solidarty with Saudi feminists. 

    >>> Use our frame now 

    Step 4: Join our Campaign Briefing

    Learn more about the current situation and how you can take action by joining our campaign briefing on September 23rd at 8:00 pm EST. 

    >>> Register now 

    Stay tuned—Amnesty is mobilizing for a day of action on September 24th, the three month anniversary of women being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, and one day after Saudi National Day. More information about how to get involved will be available shortly.

    Learn more about women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia by visiting our main campaign page >>>