Travel yes, marry no – What Saudi women still can’t do

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By Umberto Bacchi

From driving to travelling abroad, Saudi women have been granted new freedoms in recent years, as the Islamic kingdom eases restrictions seen by rights activists as repressive.

Last Friday, Saudi Arabia allowed women to travel without permission, further eroding a heavily criticised guardianship system under which all women are assigned a male relative whose approval is needed to take some key life decisions.

Here is a look at some of the biggest outstanding obstacles to women’s freedom in the country.


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Travel yes, marry no – What Saudi women still can’t do

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