In this section we will be discussing womens issues from around the World.
Let us first begin with Saudi Arabia where women have been inspired to take to their cars and drive.In many parts of the world women take it for granted that they are allowed to drive cars.
I didn’t realise that in Saudi Arabia a woman can drive but is not allowed to drive. Yes a contradiction here.
Here is some background on the story
On June 17, a group of Saudi women began a nationwide right-to-drive campaign, in which 42 women took to the road. They said their campaign was inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia where street protests toppled authoritarian governments.
Saudi Arabian law does not forbid women from driving, but a religious fatwa dictates that Saudi women must be driven by male drivers or male family members. Continue reading