The gradual relaxing of gender segregation
risks causing a backlash from religious conservatives, but public objections to a wider programme of reforms have been more muted in recent months after several critics were arrested.
Start talking about sex and suddenly you are talking about the culture of gender segregation
and if there is one thing you do not want to be talking about it is gender segregation
because down that path lies venality, filth, degradation, the collapse of civilisation as we know it and the distant possibility of a normal relationship over a far horizon.
These measures underscore a wider effort to grant women more public visibility in a country where gender segregation
is widely enforced and most women cover their faces and hair with black veils and don loose-flowing black robes known as abayas.
This easing of the strict gender segregation
was announced in October 2017, as a part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious reforms to modernise Saudi society and boost the economy.
promotes women's freedom, some say
When you expose your children and everyone around you to this content that promotes gender segregation
, you reinforce their gender roles, normalise it and make the idea of reducing the role of women in society a natural thing," said Jehan Al Khateeb on Twitter.
Against such an unkind social backdrop, this weekend's news reports revealed that Bacha Khan University in Charsadda has imposed a gender segregation
policy an unnecessary move to supposedly insulate students from 'immoral' behaviour.
In that time I witnessed the execution of a man for fornication, rigid gender segregation
in public places and the religious police hitting a woman because her bare ankles were showing.
Councillor Brigid Jones, deputy leader of Birmingham council, accused Sir Michael of hypocrisy, pointing out that he had himself been the head teacher of a boys' school despite having concerns about gender segregation
However, the efforts that gender-neutral schools are making are not enough to end gender segregation
in our cultures.
The survey Gender Segregation
in Education and Employment was conducted by EiGe experts, using official statistical sources of EU Member States.
Rouhani has assailed his electoral foes, accusing conservatives of adopting an approach of violence, repression and gender segregation