FILE - Saudi women enjoy much more freedom
CAIRO - 27 November 2018: Since coming to office, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has taken several procedures to boost women's position in the Saudi society. Such decisions enabled women to regain most of their stolen rights.
Recently, the kingdom has witnessed a great advancement in women rights which started by giving women the right to drive and allowing them to work as drivers on different applications inside the kingdom.
Additionally, Saudi females have been granted the right to attend matches in stadiums since January and are now able to join the army and General Intelligence.
Furthermore, in September, the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques gave an order to draft a law against sexual harassment.
Thanks to Bin Salman, Saudi females have become decisions makers, as they started participating in the academic, social and political life and took part in the municipality elections as voters and elects in August 2018.
Needless to say, Saudi women play an influential role in developing the kingdom, being members in the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia, participants in different international and regional delegations of the kingdom and diplomats who represent Saudi Arabia abroad.
“There is no difference between men and women in Islam; they are the same.Almost half the habitants of Saudi Arabia are women.Women pay the same sum of money that men pay; thus they should get the same rights,” the crown prince said in one of his interviews.
He also assured “I support Saudi Arabia; Saudi females are almost half of the inhabitants so I support them.”
Bin Salman also said that women are not obliged to travel with a custodian as long as she is safe.