Saudi women can now seek advice and legal aid from Saudi female lawyers who have finally been recognized and granted licenses to practice their profession.
Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran, the first Saudi woman lawyer, recently launched the first female law firm in Jeddah.
The ban imposed on female law graduates to practice their profession has been lifted. Bayan Zahran, Jihan Qurban, Sarra Al-Omari and Ameera Quqani have become the first female legal representatives in Saudi Arabia.
This is indeed a positive step that is celebrated by all. A lot is expected from our inspiring female attorneys.
They will be tested to support the calls for a codified system and ensure a uniform application of Shariah laws to protect women who suffer injustices and discrimination in the name of Islam.
These include cases of extreme jail sentences and floggings, child marriages, domestic abuse, child custody issues, and divorce on grounds of tribal incompatibility.
Saudi women lawyers have a duty to inspire others to voice their opinion and to contribute toward the advancement of society.
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