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Saudi Arabia is reportedly ditching laws that allow men to control women’s travel with a government app

Saudi Arabia is reportedly axing laws which give men legal control over whether women can leave the country, after a global backlash to the government’s Absher app first revealed by INSIDER. A senior Saudi government source told The Wall Street Journal that women over 18 will no longer need male permission to travel, after a…

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Saudi Arabia is reportedly ditching laws that allow men to control women’s travel with a government app

Bill Bostock, INSIDER

  • Saudi Arabia is reportedly axing laws which give men legal control over whether women can leave the country, after a global backlash to the government’s Absher app first revealed by INSIDER.
  • A senior Saudi government source told The Wall Street Journal that women over 18 will no longer need male permission to travel, after a directive “from the top.”
  • In January INSIDER reported how Absher, a Saudi government app, gave digital expression to the travel restriction laws, letting men control women’s travel via their smartphones.
  • Rights groups slammed the app, and Apple and Google for hosting it on their app stores, though both companies continued to host the app.

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