New Law Amendment for Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

by Admin on March 13, 2018

A change in the marriage law that requires wives to return to their matrimonial homes after requesting a divorce has now been abolished. The Ministry of Justice in Saudi Arabia will now remove the “House of Obedience” article and ask legislators to refer to article 75 in cases dealing with divorce.

The change in law follows a series of improvements to women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. The most notable change came in September 2017, when law makers lifted the ban on women driving. Other amendments include women being allowed into sport stadiums and drafting a law to fight against sexual harassment.

It is reported that women in Saudi Arabia have the worst women’s rights in the world. Activists comment that although, gaining these small achievements is a step in the right direction, they are useless with the male guardianship system in place.

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