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This Saudi Govt App Lets Men Grant Women Permission To Travel

Mar 08, 2019 08:27 PM IST India India

The Saudi government app, Absher, is mostly a way for residents and citizens of Saudi Arabia to pay traffic fines, file for permits and complete other administrative tasks electronically. But it includes a feature that has sparked controversy – the ability for Saudi men to grant or deny a woman permission to travel. Google will keep a Saudi app available for download in its mobile app store, despite calls from legislators that it violates women's rights and should be removed.