Can an app help Saudi women know their rights?

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Thousands of Saudi women are turning to an app to figure out how they can get the law on their side in the deeply conservative kingdom. The “Know Your Rights” app was launched in July 2016 by a Saudi lawyer, Nasreen Alissa. It has been downloaded 55,000 times since then.

“I noticed whenever I go out to gatherings and meetings, women did not know their rights, even educated women, women who studied abroad didn’t know their rights”, Alissa said. “I figured why not create an app and I can always update it with new laws and regulations.”

She invested her own funds to build the IOs and Android app “Know your rights”. “Know Your Rights” covers issues such as divorce, custody of children, inheritance and domestic violence. Alissa said she is trying to find ways to help women become “normal, regular” citizens.

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