Saudi Arabia Will Now Allow Women To Join Its Armed Forces
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service in a historic move. The decision comes as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 social program launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Women in governorates including Riyadh, Makkah, al-Qusaim, and al Madina can apply for the rank of soldier, Saudi's General Security division announced in a statement Sunday.
Prince Mohammad launched the Vision 2030 initiative to wean the country off its major dependence on oil revenues while also diversifying its economy, which includes expanding economic opportunities for women.February 22, 2018