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Badria al-Bishr
Badria al-Bishr

Dr. Badria al-Bishr is a multi-award-winning Saudi columnist and novelist. A PhD graduate from the American University of Beirut, and an alumnus of the U.S. State Department International Visitor program. Her columns put emphasis on women and social issues in Saudi Arabia. She currently lectures at King Saud University's Department of Social Studies.

What the Saudi religious police truly lacks

A news article published in Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper reported that the police recently arrested young men who helped a girl escape from the Committee of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention...

When domestic violence strikes in Saudi Arabia

Women who stay home will not necessarily be safe from abuse...

Dubai deserves to win Expo 2020

An army of Emirati youths and sheikhs have for months planned, prepared and traveled in order to portray Dubai’s image and message...

When daily life in Saudi Arabia comes to a standstill

Country’s grace period for illegal residents to leave has had a profound impact on country’s infrastructure...

Saudi women who want to drive aren’t ‘wasting your time’

The issue of “Women behind the wheel” has found its way to the forefront of domestic issues. Women have decided not to wait for the matter to be settled. After two historic attempts, women...

The ups and downs of Saudi women drivers

When the Saudi religious police announced that its officers will not arrest women driving cars because there is no law against it, some considered this a positive step towards achieving women's right...

Why Saudi children ‘shouldn’t mingle’

The Saudi Ministry of Education has issued a strict warning stating the following: “It’s forbidden for male and female children to mingle in private and foreign schools that accepted males...

Tyrants don’t fall on their own

Do you accept the killing of 50,000 men in five days, or even in two years? It seems that this is the problem which most of those who are pondering whether to agree with a military strike against...