Mashael al-Jaloud, 33, walks in western clothes past women wearing niqab. Photo: AFP

Meet the Saudi women rebelling against religious dress code and ditching the niqab

  • The trend underscores a bold push for social liberties by young Saudis that may outstrip the monarchy’s capacity for change
  • The abaya, which only became obligatory in recent decades, is also mandatory for non-Muslim women in the kingdom
Topic |   Saudi Arabia

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Mashael al-Jaloud, 33, walks in western clothes past women wearing niqab. Photo: AFP
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