In this article you will learn about ABSHER which is
- Saudi Government’s ‘women tracking app’ for men
- Google-approved, Apple approved government app that allows men to track women
- The legal ‘women-tracking’ app of Saudi Government
- The state-run app that help males track down their women legally.
In Saudi Arabia, the situations are totally different compared to ordinary world. The women in the country are considered as secondary citizens and are denied many rights the men enjoy. You can find strange laws here that are made to keep women in subjugation and put under restrictions. Absher app is one example that will tell you a lot of things how women are treated and looked upon by the government and laws in the country. Let’s look what this Absher is about.
What actually is Absher?
Well, Absher is a state-run app that’s available for people to download in Google Play and Apple app stores. It is an app that are used for knowing, registering etc. the government related services. Before knowing what this app does to women, it is essential to know about the guardianship system in the country.
According to the guardianship system, every woman
*has to have male guardian
*require their guardian’s permission to work, marry and also travel
Now you have heard what status women enjoy in Saudi Arabia. Lets come to the app and what it does.
What Absher App does?
The Absher app allow guardian males to track their women. Like how she spends her money where she travels etc.
The Absher app has forms where you can enter the details of women, whom you want to track and Tada! it does the tracking of your woman(women, if you have more wives and or female children) for you.
Absher in Apple store and Google Play Store?
It can be understood if a Barbaric government practicing such strange laws in their territory. What feels strange is the tech giants Google and Apple allowing and promoting such gender apartheid. It is strange how these companies that put restrictions on and filters the content makers for unethical practices takes side of the government in enforcing such laws and practices by allowing that kind of apps in their application stores.