One more boost for Saudi women

The Saudi government has issued a Policy Change wherein women can start their own business and need not obtain consent from the husband or male relatives as in the past. The kingdom is expanding to a fast growing private sector. It also marks the major step from the strict guardianship system that ruled the country for decades.

Women can now launch their own business and benefit from the e-services without having to prove consent from a guardian normally the father, husband or brother. Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutors office said that they would be recruiting women investigators for the first time. The kingdom has also opened 140 positions for women at airports and the border crossings.