From Sunday (today), the courts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be bound to notify all Saudi women about rulings on their divorce via text messages.
The text messages women are to receive about their marital status will include a certificate number and relevant court information, according to the government.
Last year, Saudi Arabia in a historic move lifted a decades-old driving ban on women.
The new regulations could help mitigate the problem of so-called "secret divorces", a phrase used to describe the phenomenon of men ending their marriage without informing their wives.
A new law in Saudi Arabia is set to prevent Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. "It is a tiny step, but it is a step in the right direction".More news: Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted
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For example, if a Saudi woman wants to travel overseas, open a bank account or start certain types of businesses, she must get the permission of a male "guardian"-which could be a husband, father, son or brother, the BBC reported".
It is hoped that the changes to the law will mean that women are no longer be kept in the dark about their marital status. It controls women in each and every step of their lives.
In recent years women in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to enter sports stadiums for the first time, vote in local elections, and take a greater role in the workforce as Saudi Arabia tries to diversify its oil-dependent economy.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking and slavery, property rights, social innovation, resilience and climate change. "This system strangles Saudi women", said Abu-Dayyeh.
The crown prince has lost the global community's esteem since October, when Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a hit squad closely tied to Mohammad in the Istanbul consulate.