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Rights Group Urges Saudi King To End Men's 'Guardianship' Over Women

Saudi Arabia requires all women to have a male guardian, even if, in some cases, that guardian is their own son. King Salman recently ordered a review of his country's guardianship rules.
Female shoppers wearing traditional Saudi Arabian dress sit and wait for their transport outside the Kingdom Centre shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Source: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia's King Salman recently ordered a review of his country's rules on male guardianship that keep women from making many basic decisions on their own. And now Human Rights Watch is urging the king to abolish the system that enforces

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