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Surviving Riyadh

Perpetual Minors

Perpetual Minors


Perpetual Minors- the impact of "guardianship" system which requires Saudi women to obtain permission from male guardians before they can carry out a host of day-to-day activities such as education, employment, travel, opening a bank account, or receiving medical care.

There are negative consequences for women whose guardians, father, brother, husband and male children refuse to give such permission and the dire situation of women living in discord with their husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce.

Keywords: perpetual minors, guardianship, Saudi women, male guardians, negative consequences


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