New protections for Saudi women

According to the Saudi Newspaper Okaz, during the last ten days the Saudi Ministry of Justice issued four important decisions and proposals to limit the abuse of women. The legislative authorities approved ten procedures to control the marriages of minors after the Ministry of Labour submitted proposals in this regard. Among these was a limitation on “permission to marry a girl who is 17 years of age or less” requiring the review of a special court and that “the marriage request should be presented by the girl, her legal guardian or her mother.” The Council of Ministers also approved the organisation of a fund for divorcees and their children, which is also aligned with the proposal from the Ministry of […]The post New protections for Saudi women appeared first on