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Saudi women entrepreneurs fight cultural conditioning

The Saudi government has changed many practices that were discriminatory against women, but really empowering women requires a profound change of mentality.
<<enter caption here>> on June 21, 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

When Saudi entrepreneur Amal Albasheeri opened her first business in 2003, women were not allowed to enter most commercial premises. “It was a totally different era,” said Albasheeri, founder of the interior design platform Makan.Design. In 2018, women obtained the right to register a business without the consent of a husband or male relative.

“Now we feel like we have the right to exist!” she told Al-Monitor.

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