CNN reports on the Saudi Ministry of Justice’s move to protect the rights of women in divorce.*
*Apropos of nothing, the phrase “Knowledge is power” was originally attributed to Imam Ali, known as the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad.
Nada Altaher and Hilary Clarke write (excerpt):
Women in Saudi Arabia divorced by their husbands will now be sent a text message to inform them of their new status.
The move is designed to stop the practice of men ending marriages without telling their wives.
Women can also inquire about their marital status through a website and view details of any probate certificates.