Saturday, 16 Feb 2019

Ten things that Saudi women can not to do in their life


Saudi womenSaudi women -  Finally, after fews decades, women in Saudi Arabia can drive their own car.

It was a historic moment for Saudi women who have been at the mercy of their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to used their car.

Being allowed to drive is just one of the things Saudi women have been allowed to do. But until now, there's a whole host of things they still can't. 

And here's a list of 10 things (among many) that Saudi women still can't do,  that you must know :

1. Saudi women can't marry or divorce, without permission from their male guardians.

2. Saudi women can't socialise with males outside their immediate family and can be imprisoned for such an 'offence'.

3. Saudi women in the Islamic country can't eat at restaurants that don't have a separate family section.

4. Saudi women must wear an 'abaya' (a head-to-toe cloak) and veil in public places. However, in Riyadh, some women have started showing their faces.

5. Prevents Muslim women to marrying with non-Muslims, which is to be strictly adhered to in Saudi Arabia. Also, Sunni women can't marry a Shia man or a communist (atheist).

6. Saudi women can't conduct certain businesses, need at least two men who can testify to their character before they can be granted a loan or a licence.

7. In case of divorce, Saudi women can't retain custody of their children after they children reach the age of seven for boys and nine for girls.

8. Saudi women can't get a fair hearing in court, where 'the testimony of one man equals that of two women.'

The legal position in Saudi Arabia of a woman is equal to that of a minor, and therefore she has little authority over her own life.

9. Saudi women can't receive an equal inheritance. Under Sharia inheritance laws, daughters receive half what is awarded to their brothers.

10. Saudi women can't get a passport, travel, open a bank account or have a medical procedure without permission from their male guardians.





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