Saudi Arabia allows women to serve in armed forces

Saudi Arabia has now announced that 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 latest in a series of measures aimed at increasing rights of women in the kingdom, allowing women to serve as private first class, corporal or sergeant.

Last year, Saudi Arabia authorised women to join its security forces.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has approved a handful of reforms aimed at widening women’s rights, including allowing them to drive and to travel abroad without consent from a male “guardian”.

Source: Express Tribune