The festive season is meant to be a happy time of year, where everyone has finished work and is able to reconnect with their families. Unfortunately, many do not make it back home when the festive season ends, as this is also the time of year where there are the[…]
Saudi Arabia started issuing its first driving licences to women weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers. The general traffic directorate on Monday began replacing internationally recognised driving licences held by women with Saudi ones across the country, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Ten Saudi[…]
Barely a week after a senior Saudi cleric said women in the country should not be allowed to drive because they have “a quarter the brainpower of men”, Saudi Arabia’s king issued a decree that women will now be able to obtain a driver’s licence. The decree said that women[…]
Saudi authorities have extended the detention of two women’s rights activists, one of whom tried to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a ban, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which does not allow women to drive. Loujain Hathloul and Maysaa[…]
Activists pushing for women’s right-to-drive in Saudi Arabia have declared their online campaign a success, in the world’s only country where women are not allowed to operate cars. The campaign that began last year and revved up again since the beginning of the month encouraged women to post online images[…]
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