Saudi Arabia has created the history by scrapping the rule of supplying the copy of marriage contract to husbands only. This will help to protect the rights of women in Gulf countries. This will also change the existing bygone regime. The Kingdom’s justice ministry announces move to ‘protect the rights of the woman’, ending the practice of only supplying the document to husbands. Read the report here.
According to the news published by The Guardian, with the new development in place, Saudi brides will now get a copy of their marriage contracts, a privilege that was previously exclusive to men in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the kingdom’s justice ministry has announced.
According to a directorate issued by the justice minister, Walid al-Samaani, clerics who register marriage contracts will now have to hand a copy to the bride “to ensure her awareness of her rights and the terms of the contract”.
The suffragettes of Saudi Arabia: ‘We try and be reasonable calling for our rights’ The decision aims to “protect the rights of the woman and facilitate procedures for her”, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency. It said the decision took into consideration that a woman would need a copy of her marriage contract in case of a dispute with her husband and in court.
Women need the permission of their male guardians to get married under Saudi Arabia’s interpretations of Islamic law. They also need that permission to travel and work, in a country where they are not allowed to drive and have to cover from head to toe when in public.
Looking at the new development there is a ray of hope that Saudi women will be given rights and freedom in the future. If you have any more knowledge of the regime please share it with us.