Austerity in the Gulf states: why it’s alarming for women’s progress

Humaira Hansrod, University of Oxford Citizens of Saudi Arabia are having to get used to something that has long been an unpleasant fact of life in most parts of the world. On July 1, the kingdom tripled the VAT levied on consumer goods and services from 5% to 15%. There were reports of frantic stockpiling … Continue reading Austerity in the Gulf states: why it’s alarming for women’s progress