Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for its women

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Saudi Arabia has begun to implement its new law allowing women to travel without the permission of a male “guardian”.

The royal decree approved earlier this month stipulates that a Saudi passport should be issued to any citizen who applies for it and any person over the age of 21 will be able to travel without permission.

The ultra-conservative Islamic state also allows women to exercise greater control over family matters.

Women were granted the right to register child birth, marriage or divorce, and to be issued official family documents and be eligible as a guardian to children who are minors.

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