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:
- Let Saudi authorities know that the world is watching;
- Keep the issue in the public eye; and
- 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.
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:
Until 3 months ago, these toy cars were as close as women in #SaudiArabia could get to driving. Saudi women are now allowed to drive, but the women who advocated for this right remain behind bars. #MBS #FreeSaudiFeminists #FreeLoujain & protect women human rights defenders #WHRD pic.twitter.com/txlgEA3pZN
— Amnesty Ontario (@AmnestyOntario) September 22, 2018
Until 3 months ago, these toy cars were as close as women in #SaudiArabia could get to driving. Saudi women are now allowed to drive, but the women who advocated for this right remain behind bars. #MBS #FreeSaudiFeminists #FreeLoujain & protect women human rights defenders #WHRD pic.twitter.com/KgCQT8aaVq
— AmnestyCanada (@AmnestyNow) September 22, 2018
— AmnestyCanada (@AmnestyNow) September 4, 2018
— AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) August 28, 2018
Step 3: Show Your Solidarity on Facebook
Use our Facebook profile frame to show your solidarty with Saudi feminists.
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.
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 >>>