Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday it enables girls in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces since it embarks on a wide program of financial and social reforms.
The move is the most up-to-date in a string of steps aimed at raising the rights of girls in the realm, even as faith groups accuse Riyadh of breaking down on women activists.
“Another measure to empowerment,” the foreign ministry composed on Twitter, including that girls would have the ability to function as personal first-class, corporal or sergeant.
This past year, Saudi Arabia allowed girls to combine its security forces.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, has accepted a couple of reforms geared toward broadening women’s rights, such as letting them push and also to travel abroad without permission from a man” protector”.
However, he’s at precisely the same time handled the arrest of several prominent women’s rights campaigners, such as activist Loujain al-Hathloul.