Women are also subject to a range of discriminatory rules and practices that restrict their movements within the country. Until January 2020, Qatari women needed male guardian permission to obtain a driving license. While the rule has been lifted, male guardians may still be able to block women from obtaining a provisional driving license. Migrant women in Qatar are still required to get permission if their father or husband is their visa sponsor.
Opening the locked drawer in my desk, I removed my camera, handheld camcorder, binoculars, flashlight, and digital voice recorder, and stuffed them all in a threadbare school backpack. I added a few pairs of socks and underwear and a change of clothes.
I went to prison at the age of nineteen and was released at twenty five, so in many ways I came of age in lockup. I learned what it was to be a man from men whose only response to conflict was to kill. 2b1af7f3a8