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guardianship system

Saudi court grants woman passport after father refuses to send her abroad

The woman in western Jeddah sought to disown her father as guardian after he refused to let her seek a passport to study abroad.

21 Sep 2018 6:43 PM

Saudi women now can open their own business without male permission

Saudi Arabia is pushing to expand country’s private sector, including expansion of female employment under a reform plan for a post-oil era.

19 Feb 2018 9:24 AM

Guided without guardians: Saudi women can now own biz without male consent

The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system.

18 Feb 2018 6:50 PM

Saudi women need not wear abaya robes: senior cleric

The government has not said whether it will change the law.

11 Feb 2018 3:48 PM

Women on wheels: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

Its historic decision to allow women to drive from June 2017 has been cheered inside the kingdom and abroad.

17 Dec 2017 11:43 AM

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