Saudi Arabia Ends Travel Restrictions For Women

Published on 20 Aug 2019, 23:17
Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over their family.
Human rights groups say women are frequently treated as second-class citizens under Saudi laws.
Prior to the decree, women were required to get the consent of a male guardian for important decisions regardless of age.
Authorities have chipped away at restrictions in recent years, including ending a ban on women driving cars last year.
Reuters reports, regulatory changes stipulate that a Saudi passport be issued to any citizen who applies and is over 21.
The decrees also grant women the right to register a birth, marriage or divorce and be guardians to children.

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