The Biggest Impediment to Saudi Women Was Never the Driving Ban

Saudi Arabia (FPIF) – No matter their age, Saudi women are treated like minors — to the point that many require permission from their sons to work, study, or travel. It looks like 27 years of protesting, along with international pressure and government recognition that it needs more Saudi women in the workforce, has finally paid off. In a royal decree, Saudi King Salman announced on September 26 that Saudi women, who have long been the only women in the world banned from driving, will have that right as of June 2018. The move brings Saudi Arabia a step closer Read More

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