Following the Royal Order, the authorities started executing this order where women over the age of 21 were allowed to travel abroad without seeking permission from male ‘guardian’ reported Baaghitv on Tuesday.
According to the reports of Baaghitv, the implementation of Royal Order issued on July 30, has been started by the authorities from Tuesday. The landmark reform allows the women over the age of 21 to get their passports and travel abroad without the permission of male ‘guardians’.
This landmark reform has weakened the restrictive guardianship system which was symbol of repressing women under the restrictive guardianship system.
The Passports and Civil Affairs departments in all regions of #SaudiArabia have started to execute the Royal Order issues on the 30th of July, by which women above the age of 21 will be able to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters. pic.twitter.com/GwYPN5seAy
— CIC Saudi Arabia (@CICSaudi) August 20, 2019
The landmark reform was announced following the after high-profile attempts by women to escape alleged guardianship abuse despite the Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman decree to lift the world’s only ban on women drivers last year.