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Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

It remains significantly easier and more friction-less, under the kingdom's heavily gender-biased laws, for a man to divorce his wife than for a woman to divorce a man.

The country also faces criticism over its male guardianship system, which allows men to exercise arbitrary authority to make decisions on behalf of their female relatives.

Saudi Justice Minister Sheikh Waleed bin Mohammed al Samaani said that by notifying women of the change to their legal status, the text message system would bring transparency to the legal proceedings around divorce.

Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law created to protect them from having their marriage ended without their knowledge, the government said on Sunday.

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The ruling takes aim at divorces registered at courts by men who have not informed their wives that the union is over.

"This is a very excellent service because previously there have been many cases in which women are divorced without knowing their status", Saudi lawyer Bayan Zahran told a local television channel, the Financial Times reported. Also, her testimony before a divorce court will only be worth half that of her husband's.

This means they need a male guardian to consent to their basic needs, such as education, work and marriage.

"Saudi courts have started to send such (divorce) notifications. a step aimed at protecting the rights of female clients", the Saudi Ministry of Justice said in a statement on their website.

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Women have gained more rights since the crown prince consolidated his power a couple of years ago.

Last year, Saudi Arabia in a historic move lifted a decades-old driving ban on women.

"We are the first Saudi national carrier to hire Saudi women in the Air Hospitality Program and the Future Flyers Program", Flynas said.

The Saudi government has denied bin Salman's involvement in the killing.

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