Saudi Arabia facts of the day

i) In Saudi Arabia, for each earner there are 6 dependents.

ii) 6% of the workforce are women.

iii) It is estimated that almost 50% of all marriages end in divorce.

iv) More than half the country’s graduates are women.

v) There are very few things women are allowed to do without asking for male consent first. Women are not allowed to vote or hold political office in Saudi Arabia.

All facts are from Sharmeen Obaid’s documentary Women of the Holy Kingdom, a program sent on DR2 this evening.


January 3, 2008 - Posted by | Geography, islam

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