2 Aug 2019

Saudi Arabia relaxes travel restrictions for women

International Editor

Women in Saudi Arabia will in future be able to apply for a passport or travel without the permission of a male guardian. It is a victory for women’s rights in the kingdom. But many restrictions remain.

A Saudi woman will, for example, still need a man’s signature before she can marry, and those who have campaigned for an end to the male guardianship system remain in prison