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A year later, a change in regulations meant women could drive for the first time in the kingdom. However, the country remains incredibly prohibitive on what women can and cannot do. A male relative is still required to give permission for a woman to marry, start certain types of business, leave prison or leave a domestic abuse shelter.
The dress code for women is enforced to varying degrees across Saudi Arabia. Women are required to dress modestly, and this means tight-fitting clothing and see-through materials are generally prohibited. Wearing heavy make-up is generally considered inappropriate. However, in the crown prince somewhat relaxed the dress code, and said women did not have to wear an abaya in public. In recent history, this has meant women faced limits on the amount of time spent with men to whom they are not related, while public transport, parks, and beaches across most of the country also had strict gender-based rules.
Unlawful mixing as ly led to criminal charges being brought against both parties, but women have typically faced harsher punishment. In Decemberrestaurants were no longer required to have separate entrances for men and women, and some ceased to enforce segregation.
One company, however, has opted for a gender-based approach to employment in order to empower women. Insupermarket chain LuLu opened its first shop with an all-women staff in Jeddah.
The law permits abortion only on the basis of health or therapeutic grounds, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights. An online resource for expats notes many living in the kingdom will return to their home country in order to terminate a pregnancy. There is no family law in Saudi Arabia, and as a result domestic relations such as marriage and divorce are largely governed by sharia law.
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