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“Absher”, the application that tracks Saudi women 

Written by FDM

In Saudi Arabia, women are tracked. An application called “Absher” can control their movements.

Three small steps forward and two big steps back … Despite the advances given to women in Saudi Arabia as the right to drive, a piece of news recalls that they are still under guardianship. With the application “Absher” developed by the government, they are now monitored. And well guarded …

Indeed,  “Absher” contains a log of women in Saudi Arabia and the means to bar them from travel or catch them trying to leave without permission. According to Insider, Saudi men can also use this site to specify when and where women are allowed to fly out of the country and grant or revoke travel permission with a few clicks, rendering specific airports or destinations off-limits.