Saudi Women Driving on the Road To Reform

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Today is international women’s day. (…) Yes I’m driving a car in a rural region and it is allowed for women to drive in these areas. It’s in the cities that it’s prohibited and that’s a shame because that’s where it’s needed most.
And the occasion today: I hope His Highness Prince Nayef Ibn Abdel Aziz will lift the prohibition and let us drive soon.

We, the women who’ve signed the petition that we’re sending to him today, we all hold driving licenses and we’re ready to help the Saudi state help women get their driving licenses.

According to the authorities, it’s not a question of politics or religion, but a social issue. We know that many women are able to drive and many families let them.

In light of this, I think that if we get the opportunity it will be the fastest and best way to change attitudes and make people understand that we’re ready to drive.

I hope that at the same celebration next year this prohibition will have been lifted.”

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One response to “Saudi Women Driving on the Road To Reform

  1. Lo que me sorprende en este artículo es la controversia entre hacer algo tan “radical”, denunciar vía film el que esté prohibido para las mujeres conducir en ciudades y la “sumición” de sus palabras:
    …In light of this, I think that if we get the opportunity it will be the fastest and best way to change attitudes and make people understand that we’re ready to drive…
    Esto significa que NO lo estaban antes?

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