Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies, ICSGS 2018, October 24-26, 2018, Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Saudi Arabian Women in Socio-Political Movements 2007 – 2017

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2018.2289653,
        author={Angga Laksana Tubagus and Muhammad  Lutfhi and Muhamad  Syauqillah and Mulawarman  Hannase},
        title={Saudi Arabian Women in Socio-Political Movements 2007 -- 2017},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies, ICSGS 2018, October 24-26, 2018, Central Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSGS},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={saudi arabian women social movements human rights},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2018.2289653}
    }
    
  • Angga Laksana Tubagus
    Muhammad Lutfhi
    Muhamad Syauqillah
    Mulawarman Hannase
    Year: 2019
    Saudi Arabian Women in Socio-Political Movements 2007 – 2017
    ICSGS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2018.2289653
Angga Laksana Tubagus1,*, Muhammad Lutfhi1, Muhamad Syauqillah1, Mulawarman Hannase1
  • 1: School of Strategic and Global Studies, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: anggalaksanatubagus@gmail.com

Abstract

Saudi Arabia's government policy on the sex segregation between women and men encourages social unrest in Saudi Arabia, especially for women who are very limited in their social life. This study describes the socio-political conditions of women in Saudi Arabia and the socio-political movements of Saudi Arabian women in 2007 - 2017. This study uses a qualitative approach. The method used is the descriptive analytical method. The theory used in this study is a new social movement theory. According to Singh, the new social movement was a form of political resistance from the ordinary people who formed an alliance against the government authorities. The results showed that the social conditions of Saudi Arabian women were affected by several internal and regional political factors. The Saudi Arabian women's socio-political movement in 2007 - 2017 only struggled on campaigns on the social media and only a few took the form of demonstrations. The socio-political movement focused on lifting the ban on driving for women and revoking the trusteeship system for Saudi Arabian women.