Saudi Women Are Now Allowed to Join the Military in Latest ‘Modernization’ by Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi Women Are Now Allowed to Join the Military in Latest ‘Modernization’ by Mohammed Bin Salman

Women in Saudi Arabia are now able to join the military as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues his efforts to modernise the kingdom.

Military roles in the army, air force, navy, missile force and armed medical services will now be open to women.

They will be able to join at any rank between soldier and sergeant if they are aged between 21 and 40 and have no criminal convictions.

Women must also not marry a non Saudi citizen and have to possess a high school education to be eligible to sign up.

Jobs have slowly been opening up for women in Saudi Arabia as bin Salman bids to improve the country’s image abroad.

His ‘vision 2030’ project hopes to attract foreign investment by modernising many of the kingdom’s antiquated customs.

It is now common to see women working as cashiers in shops, waiting tables and working in coffee houses, professions which were outlawed until recently.

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Source: Daily Mail

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