Apple and Google are hosting apps that enable gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia. They should stop.
US companies – like and – are profiting from abetting gross violations of women’s rights. It is time for legislation to intervene. Learn more: via
In hosting the Absher app, and are actively enabling the abuse of internationally recognized human rights: via
Google and Apple should not be profiting from men trying to control their spouses' freedom of movement -- or any other human rights abuse. Firms that Profit off Gender Apartheid Must Be Held Accountable
US–backed OECD guidelines suggest multinational firms should seek to honor human rights "to the fullest extent which does not place them in violation of domestic law." Instead, by hosting the Absher app, Apple and Google are enabling human rights abuse.
Firms should not profit from violations of women’s rights calls out #Google and #Apple hosting platforms
How and are "abetting gross violations of women’s rights," according to of
Firms that Profit off Gender Apartheid Must Be Held Accountable | Center For Global Development
New York Times on the Absher story (Google and Apple hosting an app that helps Saudi men stop Saudi women travelling). Absher translates as “yes sir,” which is all too appropriate. See proposed response here: