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Feminists have convincingly demonstrated how nationalism depends on the reproduction of male and female hierarchies. Unfortunately, because of this, feminism is often considered to be incompatible with these political systems


These findings cast doubt on popular opinion about the conflicting relationships between women, the military and nationalism, and contribute to advancing women's discourses about women's empowerment in situations of armed conflict and nationalist struggles.


The landmark decision states that "an elderly woman has the right to choose where she will live. A caregiver can only report her if, has evidence that she has committed a crime."


Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to live alone without a male guardian, following a country known for gender inequality in a landmark decision.


Saudi Arabia lags behind many neighboring countries regarding women's rights and voting rights granted to women for the cardinal time in 2011. In 2021, World Economic Forum's report on the global gender gap, the state was ranked 147 out of 156 countries. Although this rate is meager, it is higher than in previous years, proving its progress.


However, actual evidence is seen in dramatic changes in the state. All are centered on social change. The decision to allow women to live alone without permission or a male guardian is a landmark decision. An amendment to the "Code of Procedure Before Sharia Courts" will allow unmarried, divorced, or widowed women to live independently at home without the consent of their father or any other male guardian. The old law stated that women who find themselves in this situation should be under the control of a male guardian who will have jurisdiction for everything he does what he wishes.


Moreover, the amendment now states that "an older woman has the right to choose where to live.


The development follows a 2019 proclamation allowing women to travel abroad without protecting a security guard, following a series of efforts by women in the state to evacuate their caregivers.


Under the state care system, women are considered legal minors, giving their male guardians authority over power to make decisions. The female-male caregiver is usually her father or husband and the son of the woman herself.


Under 2019 reforms, a Saudi passport must be issued to any citizen who applies for it. Moreover, any person under the age of 21 does not need a travel permit. The amendments also gave women the right to register their births, marriages, or divorces and provide them with official family documents. Saudi women also deserve to be babysitters.


The move follows a landmark decision in July 2020, which found a 32-year-old Mariam Al Otaibi's right to choose where she will lodge after her family was accused of living and traveling alone under the "absenteeism" law.


Ms. Al Otaibi was executed in 2017 after moving to Riyadh in defiance of her family's wishes. Otaibi said, ''I had walked 400km from my home after being abused by my father and brothers''. The first steps have been taken to allow women in the state, to pursue legal duties and be appointed as judges.


In January 2021, a Saudi-based news channel reported hard news journalism over former Saudi Arabia's women's empowerment secretary, Hind al-Zahid, who had plans at several levels to allow women to take up the post of judge. On the other hand, one person reportedly based in Pakistan replying to news on Facebook by saying, "if Saddam Hussain was alive, nothing would be happening like this!" Another Facebook user also noted that the "kingdom is in the wrong direction."


Apart from a series of changes, the monitoring system in recent years, Human rights activists are eager to emphasize that women's rights continue to live in peace and that progress, must not be compromised.


The world is being told that Saudi Arabia is modernizing women's rights, wrote Human Rights Watch researcher Hiba Zayadin last year following a change in security rules. But the fact is that there is no organized movement for women's rights or a place where women can claim their rights safely and openly. So, there is little room for continued development.


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