Historical Change: Saudi Women Can Now Join Army, But One “No” Remains

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The authorities of Saudi Arabia had given women the right to join the . The woman who wants to serve in the must meet a number of requirements.

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Major changes in Saudi Arabia

Recently, Uber and Careem started to recruit female drivers in Saudi Arabia.

Careem driving service launched a series of 90-minute training sessions, in the Saudi cities of Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, targeting Saudi women who have already acquired valid driving licenses while abroad.

Thousands of Saudi women showed interest in becoming drivers. The company plans to hire more than 10,000 “female captains” by June 2018.

Uber has also announced plans to open “one-stop-shop” facilities dedicated to recruiting future female drivers, or “partners”.

Saudi Arabia has gone further: now the authorities allow women to serve in the if they have permission from a male guardian.

Source: Careem

Requirements and limitations

To serve in the , the applicant is to meet 12 requirements.

Saudi Arabia military will accept applications from the women who live the provinces of Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim, and Medina.

Applicants must be of Saudi origin and be between the ages of 25 and 35.

Education also plays a significant part in the committee decision. At least a high school diploma is required.

The physical features are also is one of the requirements: the women must be higher than 5 feet and be in a good shape.  

Obviously, women must not be married to a non-Saudi. Their guardian (a father, brother, husband, son) must approve the will to serve in the .

Moreover, the guardian should live in the same location where the woman will work.

Source: 1news.az

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