Women will now take up arms in Saudi Arabia and join the military, the kingdom’s new occupation to open up to female recruits.
According to the Saudi-based Arab News, Saudi Arabian women may be working as soldiers, lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants.
In addition to the normal requirements for weight and height, female military candidates need to have at least a high school diploma. According to Arab News, applicants married to foreigners would not be admitted.
The Minister of Justice named 100 women as public notaries last year, and a government official said in January that Saudi Arabia would soon begin naming female court judges.
Women had few options when looking for work before the latest shift. They worked as teachers or for a government agency, for the most part. In 2011, a law was passed that, after an intensive campaign led by women, all lingerie and cosmetics firms could only have female workers.