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12:00 AM, August 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 22, 2019

Saudi eases travel curbs on women

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male “guardian”, authorities said. The reform, announced earlier this month, weakens the restrictive guardianship system that has long been a symbol of repression against women. In other changes unveiled earlier this month, Saudi women were also granted the right to officially register childbirth, marriage or divorce and to be recognised as a guardian to children who are minors -- same as men.

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