Saudi men can no Longer Divorce Their Wives Without Telling Them

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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.

A new law in Saudi Arabia is set to prevent Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge.

"Women in the kingdom will be able to view documents related to the termination of their marriage contracts through the ministry's website".

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A copy of a Justice Ministry circular al-Ghamdi shared said the new service meshes with ministry efforts to keep in step with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 blueprint for economic and social reforms.

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.

Although many have hailed the Saudi government's reforms, these have been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent with about a dozen female activists arrested.

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Women have gained more rights since the crown prince consolidated his power a couple of years ago. Women also could access information about their status online and visit a court to access their divorce paperwork.

Along with Salvini, several other politicians have criticised the choice of location for the match such as Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni who said, "Women can only go in the family areas, not alone, because Islam does not allow it, so an Italian woman who wanted to buy a ticket to watch the game alone or with a group of friends cannot do it".

This represents a significant improvement in women's rights in the country, even though custodianship still goes to the father by default.

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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.

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