Women In Saudi Arabia Can Now Join The Army

Al Jazeera: Saudi Arabia rules women can join the army

The move is the latest in a series of measures increasing women’s rights, even as women activists face crackdown.

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will allow women in the kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of economic and social reforms.

The move is the latest in a series of measures aimed at increasing the rights of women in the kingdom, even as rights groups accuse Riyadh of cracking down on women activists.

“Another step to empowerment,” the foreign ministry wrote on Twitter, adding that women would be able to serve as private first class, corporal or sergeant.

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Update #1: Saudi women can now enlist in the army (The New Arab)
Update #2: In first, Saudi women to be enlisted in army (Gulf News)

WNU Editor: This is real change.

Source : War News Updates

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