Thursday, February 25, 2021

Saudi Arabia Army News: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Announces Women Can Join Armed Forces – Saudi Arabia opens doors for women


Highlights:

  • Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense has announced that now women can also join the army
  • Saudi Arabia has allowed women to join all three parts of the country’s army.
  • Saudi Arabia’s allowing women is considered a major step towards reforms

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Infamous for its staunch Islamic laws, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense has announced that now women can also join the military. Saudi Arabia has allowed women to join the Army, Air Force, Navy, Medical Services and Royal Strategic Missile Force, all three wings of the Army. The granting of women to Saudi Arabia is considered a major step.

The Saudi Ministry of Defense said that now women can apply to join the army. Women of Saudi Arabia can apply for the posts of soldier, lance hero, hero, sergeant and staff sergeant. Saudi Arabia is said to have been raised under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030. Crown Prince is executing reforms to advance Saudi women in various fields.
Saudi woman jailed for 6 years for giving women driving rights
Women have to pass the admission process
Women must be between 21 and 40 years of age to join the military in Saudi Arabia. Their length should be 155 centimeters or above. Women should not be government employees. Women have to pass the admission process. There should be no criminal record of women and they should be medically fit.

Unlike women, the age of men wanting to join the army should be between 17 years to 40 years. The government of Saudi Arabia first announced this plan in the year 2019. Let us tell you that while the Saudi government is claiming to give opportunities to women, the country’s famous women rights activist who struggles to give women driving rights in the country, lujain al-Hathlaul jailed for 6 years Has been given.


Women rights activist Lujain al-Hathlol jailed for two and a half years
Lujain was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Monday under a law allegedly made against terrorism. Luzain al-Hathloul, who has voiced for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, has been in jail for the last two-and-a-half years, which has been criticized by many right-wing groups and European Union lawmakers, including American lawmakers. Al-Hathlaul was one of the few Saudi women who raised the demand to allow women to drive and remove the ‘male guardianship law’ which was an encroachment of women’s right to freely move.



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