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Saudi Arabia is touting new relaxed laws for women -- including traveling without consent from their husband or male relative, equal pay to men and the ability to open and run independent businesses -- as part of "sweeping legal changes to enhance the role of women in society."

The kingdom has long been one of the most-restrictive for women in the entire world, though Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has attempted to remake the image of the country in recent years as part of an initiative called Vision 2030.

Saudi Arabia announced the changes aimed at women on Friday, led by the lessening of travel restrictions. Women will now be allowed to apply for passports "independently in the same manner that men apply," according to a release from the government. Women will also be allowed to travel freely, without the permission of a male "guardian," including internationally.

The new travel rules will go into effect by the end of August, the country's government said.

The lifting of male permissions on travel could be a step toward stopping the practice in other areas as well. For decades, the system has proven dangerous and even deadly for women. Domestic violence wasn't a criminal offense until 2013 in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to changes in travel, women will now be allowed to open businesses and run them independently.

Women also can no longer be fired from employment while they are pregnant, and have been granted equal pay to men in the workplace.

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/saudi-arabia-women-travel-male-permission-protection-firing/story?id=64728392

 

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Zander

Happy New Year to SA who have finally arrived in the 19th century!

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gumzy3000

It’s about time they finally entered the modern age. 

A messy blend of logic and sass

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AndiGaga

At least something changes positively

Hoping for LGBT rights though...

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Leozz

Saudi Arabia is frozen in the stone age. Maybe untill  2080 women will be able to breathe without needing a man's permission.

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Oshawott
8 minutes ago, AndiGaga said:

Hoping for LGBT rights though...

See you in 2125, which incidentally is also when LG6 will be released. 

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Gov Hooka
1 minute ago, Oshawott said:

See you in 2125, which incidentally is also when LG6 will be released. 

this is true. I wonder what will come first, the day I can walk down the streets of Mecca wearing just a jockstrap or the LG6 lead single :oprah:

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Alii
8 minutes ago, Leozz said:

Saudi Arabia is frozen in the stone age. Maybe untill  2080 women will be able to breathe without needing a man's permission.

More like the entire Middle East. :vegas:

 

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Economy

The comments here :saladga:

 

Ok yes Saudi Arabia is a nightmare for women but they been consistently making progress since the new King (or Prince since his dad I think isn't dead yet) took over

 

Can we just appreciate progress for once without being negative?

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Melech
17 minutes ago, gumzy3000 said:

It’s about time they finally entered the modern age. 

They are still far away from it 

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Melech
1 minute ago, Economy said:

Can we just appreciate progress for once without being negative?

Nobody is negative about the progress, but we shouldn’t praise Saudi Arabia for something that should be given to every human being. 

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Adarsh
2 minutes ago, Economy said:

The comments here :saladga:

 

Ok yes Saudi Arabia is a nightmare for everyone except straight muslim men but they been consistently making progress since the new King (or Prince since his dad I think isn't dead yet) took over

 

Can we just appreciate progress for once without being negative?

you may proceed now :vegas:

That boy is a monster
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