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10th Jun 2019

Women in Saudi Arabia will now get divorce confirmations through text

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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Cut out that middle man…

Welcome to 2019 everyone.

Women in Saudi Arabia will now receive confirmation of divorces through text.

What a time to be alive.

Basically, the reason for this new concept is so that women in Saudi won’t be divorced without their knowledge.

Something that happens a lot, apparently.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Saudi Arabian lawyer Nisreen al-Ghamdi said:

“The new measure ensures women get their [alimony] rights when they’re divorced.”

“It also ensures that any powers of attorney issued before the divorce are not misused.”

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This reform was introduced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in order to improve the country’s economy.

Sound lad.

In June of 2018, women were officially granted the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, following years of protests.

Also, last year women in Saudi were granted the right to attend football matches.

And sure, that all seems and sounds great, but women are still marginalised in the nation.

In fact, women still need to get a man’s permission to do a number of day-to-day tasks.

Applying for passports, Travelling abroad, getting married, opening a bank account and getting elective surgery all require a man’s permission.

Can you imagine?