26th March 09:45 AM
          Login   Register
Saudi Arabia launches girls council - except there were no girls !
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 15/03/2017
There were a total of 13 men (not all pictured) on stage to launch the Qassim Girls Council in Saudi Arabia (Photo: BBC)

It was an encouraging initiative for a country not known for giving women a platform in public life.

But when Saudi Arabia wanted to show off its inaugural girls' council in al‑Qassim province, they overlooked one thing: the women.

Pictures released to mark the first Qassim Girls Council meeting showed 13 men on stage, and not a single female.

The women were in another room linked through video conference.

Source: BBC