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Saudi Arabia Said on Thursday About Women Travel

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it would allow women to travel abroad without the approval of their male guardian. The government has called for an extreme attempt to leave the kingdom, ending restrictions on international accusations. Breakthrough reform erodes adult guardianship - a "guardian" - a long guardian that allows husbands, fathers and other male relatives - to exercise arbitrary authority over them.

Movement against women activists

Over the past several years' movement against women activists, decisions have been made to try to escape the care of women despite a number of reforms, including historic legislation that overturned the world's only ban on women drivers over the past few years. The passport will be granted to all the Saudi nationals who submitted the application," said Umm al-Qura's government verdict in the Gazette.

This rule effectively allows women over the age of 21 to obtain a passport and leave the country without the permission of their guardian, quoting senior officials and reported by the pro-government Okaz newspaper and other local press. Women in the kingdom have long been demanding marriage, passport renewal or departure permits for a male guardian.

Saudi Gazette, a Saudi government official, has accused the decision "a huge leap for Saudi women," said the reform bill, which gives women greater autonomy and mobility. This decision ended with joy for social media. After hearing the hashtag, "There is no custodian for women's travels," women posted many humorous memes that ran away with their suitcases and were chased by men.

A Saudi businessman, Muna Abu Sulayman, told Twitter: "For some reason some women's dreams are over, because they can not work or work abroad or escape as they want. This change means that women have full control over their legal destiny. The changes announced on Thursday grant Saudi women the right to formally register the rights of male women, such as births, marriages or divorces, and to be considered guardians of underage children.

Crackdown and reform

The reform faces increased international scrutiny of human rights records, including the ongoing trial of women activists who have long demanded Saudi Arabia to dismantle its guardianship system. Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent rights activist who celebrated his thirtieth birthday in Saudi prison this week also participated in the campaign. Along with the full crackdown on dissent, the de facto ruler of the kingdom.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has led a widespread liberalization movement aimed at transforming a conservative oil state that has long been criticized for the treatment of women. His reforms included a famous decision that allowed women to drive in June last year, allowing women to participate in soccer games with men and once they have jobs beyond the traditional sex role.

But critics said that while reforming many women's lives, the reform will be beautiful for many until the kingdom abolishes the "guardian" system. Some have embarked on a dangerous attempt to escape abroad despite reforms. Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, fled a Saudi family and applied for asylum in January at a Bangkok hotel.

Later, two Saudi women who sought a Hong Kong sanctuary in a place called family abuse were allowed to pass to a third country not named for their safety. Then two Saudi sisters fled to Georgia. Observers warned that the latest reforms that undermine guardianship systems, but do not completely dismantle them, could lead to family conflicts in patriarchal society.

Saudi officials have expressed their commitment to fighting guardian abuse, but have warned that they can be dismantled piecemeal to prevent arch - conservative opposition. Last year, the Saudi judge ruled in favor of a 24 - year - old woman who protested his father 's decision not to have a passport. But by Thursday, it would still require a travel permit.

Burqa or niqab in public

The Netherlands has banned wearing face-covering veils such as burqa or niqab in public buildings and transports since Thursday, as the laws of controversy over the garments worn by some Muslim women entered into force. It is estimated that between 200 and 400 women are wearing 17 million burqa or niqab. The Dutch legislation passed in June 2018, more than 10 years after the political debate on this subject. Extreme right politician Geert Wilders proposed a veil banning bill covering the face in 2005.

The Dutch Ministry of Interior issued a statement. From now on, it is forbidden in educational facilities, public institutions, buildings, hospitals and public transport to wear face-covering clothing, people should be aware of it in the public place, and this ban will result in a fine of 150 euros ($ 165) It also applies to face protection helmets and hoods.

Dutch law does not prohibit the wearing of burka in the streets, unlike the French ban which came into effect in 2010. Belgium, Denmark and Austria have similar laws. This move seemed unfamiliar to the public in The Hague. Foolish, I feel it is ridiculous, you have to respect each other's values ​​and think they are stupid rules," said Ann Spinner, 28.

Hasnaa (21) said that people should "have the freedom to wear anything we want and express herself in the way we see it. The Ministry of Interior ordered schools, hospitals and transportation personnel to deny entry to women wearing veil in order to enforce the ban. And if a woman refuses to adhere, "you can report to the police.

But police, which often request more resources from the government, said the ban was not considered "an absolute priority. Public transport authorities said buses, trams and metro drivers would not wait for the police to arrive at the women in the burka, or wait until the police arrived.

The driver can decide not to say anything," said Pedro Peters, president of OVNL Public Transportation Association. The hospital also said they would still treat people, no matter what they were wearing.

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