Saudi Arabia to ‘ease’ male guardianship law restricting women’s travel

Saudi Arabia is reportedly planning to relax its strict male guardianship laws to allow women to travel without requiring permission, in what would be the biggest reform yet to women’s rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Male guardianship laws related to women’s right to marry, work, leave prison and a number of other rights, however, would still be in place.

Women, even as adults, can be prevented from doing anything from travelling, marrying, renting, and working without permission.

There is even a government app that helps alert male guardians if female relatives try to check in at any of the kingdom’s airports.

Source: Saudi Arabia to ‘ease’ male guardianship law restricting women’s travel

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