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Saudi: Women don’t require mens’ consent to access government services

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Dubai: Saudi women can now avail government services up to a greater access, a directive has been issued by the Saudi Arabia’s king Salman according to which, women will be able to have access without the male consent.

According to the circular, women will be able to access a job, higher education or medical procedures, without a male guardian’s permission. The women rights activists also informed that the circular has been sent to different offices this week, reported DC.

However, one activist said that the memo has not changed any restrictions on women for not travelling alone or to have a passport. In addition to that, there will be some government offices, which will first require the male’s relative permission.