Saudi Arabia uses Electronic Tracking System to ensure women are within their bounds
Women in Saudi Arabia are subject to some pretty strict rules that govern them from the day they’re born. It’s a known fact that Saudi women cannot venture out, unaccompanied by their male guardians namely their father or husband. It would be pretty hard keeping track of who’s out on their own or no so the Saudi government has turned to modern technology in order to reinforce an ancient law. With the help of an Electronic Tracking System, women crossing their ‘threshold’ will be detected easier and duly dealt with.
This law mainly applies to women who plan to leave the kingdom, without prior permission from their husbands. An excerpt reveals: ‘The authorities are using technology to monitor women,’ said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticized the ‘state of slavery under which women are held’ in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom without permission from their male guardian, who must give his consent by signing what is known as the ‘yellow sheet’ at the airport or border.”