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Saudi women to learn of divorce via text message

January 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Women in Saudi Arabia will learn they’re getting a divorce from their husbands by text message.

The new texts informing women of divorce are apparently aimed at stopping the practice of men ending their marriages without telling their wives.

The courts in Saudi Arabia reportedly started sending the text notifications to “protect the rights of female clients, and enhanc(e) digital transformation with more services.”

The text message will include the divorce certificate number and the name of the court where the women can pick up the documentation.

A website where Saudi women can check on their marital status has also been set up.