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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(2), 121-125
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-2-3
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Review of Women and Society in Saudi Arabia

Yahya Al Alhareth1, , Yasra Al Alhareth1 and Ibtisam Al Dighrir1

1General Administration of Education in Najran Region, Ministry of Education, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: February 01, 2015

Cite this paper:
Yahya Al Alhareth, Yasra Al Alhareth and Ibtisam Al Dighrir. Review of Women and Society in Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(2):121-125. doi: 10.12691/education-3-2-3

Abstract

Saudi society is a unique mix between religion and culture, which poses difficulties for the government over education for women. The position of women in this society is complicated and they have to face a lot of barriers to get an education as they live under male authority all the time. Thereby, this paper will review the literature on women and society in Saudi Arabia and its relation to their educational achievement, considering several different aspects including: Feminist theory, Islamic feminism in Saudi society, the status of women in Saudi society and the Holy Book of the Muslims (Qur’an) as well as their comparison in both.

Keywords:
Feminist theory Islamic feminism Saudi society women’s situation

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