Saudi authorities stop text-message tracking of women… for now | Centre for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Research |

A monitoring system which sends text alerts to Saudi women’s male 'guardians' when they cross the border has been temporarily suspended.


Saudi women and children need a signed permission form from their male 'guardians' in order to travel. In addition, since November 2012, husbands, fathers and brothers have been receiving automated texts messages directly to their phones whenever their dependents have passed border control. The suspension announced this week is a temporary one, whilst officials review the system and make amendments to it.

Via Caroline Claeys