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In Saudi Arabia women are allowed to drive

Saudi Arabia’s king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud signed a decree allowing women to drive. About this informed the TV channel «al Arabiya».

Saudi Arabia is one of the countries with the most rigid gender segregation. This summer the king of Saudi Arabia, under pressure from feminists issued a decree allowing women without the permission of male guardian to attend state educational institutions and doctors and also represent yourself in court. It was the first step towards the liberation of women from male guardianship.

In addition, there are strict rules of Sharia, which is prohibited in the joint presence of men and women in public places. However, on 23 September for the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia women were allowed into the football stadium in Riyadh, so they could participate in the events dedicated to 87-th National day.

In Saudi Arabia women are allowed to drive 27.09.2017

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