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August 7, 2008 No.
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Saudi Women's Activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider’s New YouTube Video: On the Saudi Ban of Women Competing in the Beijing Olympics

The following are screen shots from the new YouTube video by Saudi women's rights activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider[1] titled "No to Women’s Oppression," on the Saudi ban on women competing in the Beijing Olympics. In the video, Wajeha Al-Huwaider writes, "participating in the Olympics is the impossible dream for Saudi women, until they lift the ban on sports for women in public schools and government universities."

Al-Huwaider heads the Society for Defending Women's Rights (saudiwomenvoice.com).

The video includes Arabic followed by the English translations.

To view the YouTube video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7CFyrDMGcU.

Olympics Logo

"One Moment in Time"

"Participating in the Olympics is the impossible dream for Saudi women, until they lift the ban on sports for women in public schools and government universities."

Saudi women soccer players

"According to official statistics two-thirds of the Saudi women are suffering from obesity"

Saudi women soccer players

Saudi women soccer players

"Aisha, the wife of the prophet Mohammad (PBOH) practiced all kinds of sports at that time: knightly skills, and horse riding"

Saudi women soccer players

Saudi women soccer players

Saudi women soccer players

No Discrimination in Sport

The Society for Defending Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

08/08/08

[1] For more on Wajeha Al-Huwaider see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 1710, “Saudi Feminist Wajeha Al-Huwaidar Launches New Campaign: Let Us Drive Cars” September 11, 2007 Saudi Feminist Wajeha Al-Huwaidar Launches New Campaign: Let Us Drive Cars ; Special Dispatch No. 1604, “Saudi Women's Rights Activist Wajeha Al-Huwaidar: For Saudi Women, Every Day Is a Battle,” June 1, 2007 Saudi Women's Rights Activist Wajeha Al-Huwaidar: For Saudi Women, Every Day Is a Battle;

MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 1479, In a Satirical Poem, Saudi Author Laments Conditions in the Arab World, February 28, 2007 In a Satirical Poem, Saudi Author Laments Conditions in the Arab World .