Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions on women
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:37 AM
Saudi Arabia began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male "guardian", authorities said. "The passport department has started receiving applications for women aged 21 and above to issue or renew passports and to travel outside the kingdom without permission," the department said on Twitter.
Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Travel Without Male 'Guardian' Approval
Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:53 AM
Saudi-Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without permission from a male guardian, ending a restriction that came under heavy-international-criticism and led some women to take extreme measures to flee the country, according to the Okaz newspaper. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has put loosening social-restrictions at the heart of his economic-transformation-plan for Saudi-Arabia, which relies on diversifying away from oil and attracting foreign-investment.
Saudi Women To Start Receiving Divorce Notice By Text Message
Friday, January 4, 2019, 7:49 AM
Saudi women will no longer be the last to know they've been divorced. A new Justice Ministry regulation taking effect Sunday will make it mandatory for women to be notified by text-message when a court issues divorce decrees , Saudi lawyer Nisreen al-Ghamdi said. Currently, some men register divorce deeds at the courts without even telling their wives, al-Ghamdi said by phone from Jeddah.