Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive legally on Sunday, ending one of the most controversial policies of the conservative country. It’s the latest in a list of social reforms undertaken by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to modernize Saudi Arabia.
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- Maha Akeel is a journalist and author.
- Reem Daffa is the Vice President & Executive Director of the Saudi Arabian Public Relation Affairs Committee.
- Hatoon al-Fassi is a women’s rights activist and an Associate Professor of Women’s History at King Saud University.
- Rafia Zakaria is also a journalist and author.
A total of 67 women have so far received their driving licenses from #SaudiArabia's Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Driving School in #Dammam, while the number of women registered for training at the school has reached 13,000 https://t.co/8QrhrqTUuo pic.twitter.com/gII5iu8NTe
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 21, 2018
A restrictive guardianship system means that Saudi women remain dependents of male relatives — a father, husband, brother, uncle or son — their whole lives https://t.co/KCbOAVNTFw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 22, 2018
— CNN International (@cnni) June 22, 2018