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Fawzia Al-Oyouni

Literary Review Article

Silenced Voices

Fawzia Al-Oyouni has long campaigned for women's rights in Saudi Arabia and supported women victims of domestic abuse. she was a active participant in the women's rights campaign “My Country”, and has also demanded that women be granted the right to drive a car.

Human rights defenders, activists and individuals who criticise government policies or express dissent or diverging opinion to those of the authorities are subjected to harassment, surveillance, arbitrary detention, smear campaigns, prolonged and unfair trials. Family members of HRDs are also targeted and subjected to intimidation and harassment at the hands of the authorities.