Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia, has said that he wants a return to liberal Islam as part of a plan to modernize the country.
For the first time, along with men, women have also been approved to apply.
Saudi Arabia has given historical rights to women over the years. Now another right has come in this list. Women will also be able to join the army in Saudi Arabia. The defense ministry has approved this historic right after nearly two years of discussion. This was discussed in Saudi Arabia for a long time. However, women in the army will be kept away from the battlefield. Currently, their deployment will be in cities only.
Saudi Arabia has been in the limelight for the last few years for changing the rights of women. In the year 2018, he gave rights to women to drive. Also, women had the freedom to go to the stadium and watch football matches. According to a report in Arab News, the Defense Ministry has started a Unified Admission Portal to apply for army recruitment.
Application portal open to women for the first time
For the first time, the portal has also been opened for the application of women with men. At present, women will be able to apply for a total of four posts of Sgt. She will be able to apply for Royal Saudi Arabian Army, Royal Saudi Air Force, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force and Royal Armed Forces Medical Service.
Criteria set for recruitment
As some criteria are fixed for recruitment in every army. In Saudi Arabia, rules have also been made for women to join the army. Criminal records or medically unfit women will not be able to apply for the army. Age should be between 21 to 41 years. Length 155 centimeters is required. If a woman is already posted in a government post, then she will not be eligible to apply. It is necessary to have at least a high school degree to apply for army recruitment.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia, has said that he wants a return to liberal Islam as part of a plan to modernize the country. The decision to give rights to women is part of their ‘Vision 2030’. However, Saudi women do not have many rights yet. Saudi was ranked 138th among 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s World Gender Discrimination Index in 2018.
Saudi women do not yet have these rights
There are many such things in Saudi Arabia, even today women cannot do it in a conservative country. Women in Saudi Arabia cannot open bank accounts without the permission of their male guardian. If any woman goes to get her passport, she has to get approval from her male guardian. Without this a passport will not be made.
Permission of male guardian is also necessary for getting married or getting divorced. If the son is older than 7 years and the daughter is older than 9 years, then it is also difficult to get custody of the child in case of divorce. Apart from this, Saudi women cannot sit with their male friend in the restaurant there. Even the food served there are different.
In June 2018 in Saudi Arabia, women were allowed to drive for the first time. Earlier she could not even watch football matches in the stadium, but this tradition has also changed and now she can watch football matches in the stadium and can also go to the theater.
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