Saudi Women are Granted the Right to Drive

Saudi Women are Granted the Right to Drive September 26, 2017
Saudi woman flashes the victory sign behind the wheel. Image source: Twitter
Saudi woman flashes the victory sign behind the wheel. Image source: Twitter

Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive.

Let’s repeat that – women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive.

King Salman issued a royal decree today, saying that drivers licenses should be issued to women who want them, thereby granting a major victory to women in the Kingdom and around the world who have been protesting and working for years to overturn this hallmark of Saudi gender-based laws. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world that banned women from driving. In all likelihood, this royal decree should end up having a huge economic impact on the country and on women’s ability to work.

 

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