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 5 women were arrested for driving in Saudi Arabia, after almost two weeks of a hands-off approach by the authorities. Did they just have a delayed reaction, or did the Saudi religious police hesitate because they thought women would get bored of increased autonomy and independence? Four young women were arrested in a single car being driven by one of them in the Dorat Al Aroos area of Jeddah yesterday morning. The religious police, also known as the ... Read More
Saudi Women for Driving, a coalition comprised of Saudi academics, bloggers and activists, are putting pressure on leading car manufacturers to pull out of Saudi Arabia until women have the right to drive. They have approached Subaru first because it is heavily marketed at women and sponsors women’s surf festivals, triathlons and ski events as well as the Outstanding Woman in Science Award for the Geological Society of America. The online petition on ... Read More
Saudi women, campaigning for their right to drive, have asked for Hillary Clinton to lend her voice to the cause. They are unhappy with her response, however Princess Ameerah has spoken in public supporting the cause, electing to appear on American television. Saudi Women For Driving, a collation comprised of leading Saudi women’s rights activists, academics and bloggers, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for her public support. ... Read More