‘We’re treated as children,’ Qatari women tell rights group

‘We’re treated as children,’ Qatari women tell rights group

The Guardian

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Gulf state’s male guardian rules deny women right to wed, travel, work or to make decisions about their children, report says

Women in Qatar are living under a system of “deep discrimination” – dependent on men for permission to marry, travel, pursue higher education or make decisions about their own children, according to a new report.

Opaque rules on male guardianship leave women without basic freedoms, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has analysed for the first time the way the system works in practice.

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