Saudi Arabia: Women granted the right to drive as ban lifted

For many women across the globe, we may take driving from A to B for granted but the women of Saudi are in for a whole new experience as the ban against women drivers in Saudi Arabia will be lifted this Sunday 24th June, 2018.

The country’s US ambassador, Prince Khaled bin Salman, confirmed that women would not have to get male permission to take driving lessons, and would be able to drive anywhere they liked.

Certainly, another step forward for Saudi Arabia, however there are still human rights left to fight for that other countries have had in place for many years. These include women being able to open a bank account, getting married or divorced, having a passport to travel abroad all without the permission from a male guardian. Let alone the fact that in public women can’t wear what they want and although they don’t have to cover their face, they have to be dressed from head to toe.

Yet the decree of allowing women to drive is in line with a programme called Vision 2030, promoted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, to modernise Saudi society and bring it more into line with the rest of the world.

Here's to our fellow Saudi women, we are in full support of your women's rights!

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