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A taste of freedom in Saudi Arabia


Women in Saudi Arabia are often seen in the West as oppressed. The Nesma embroidery and tailoring center in Jeddah is breaking new ground, giving Saudi woman a sense of freedom in a country that until recently excluded them from public life.

Report: C. Butta/G.Riedle

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29.08.2017 | 15:54

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