The Implications Of Women2Drive Campaign In Saudi Arabia

The Implications Of Women2Drive Campaign In Saudi Arabia

A challenge to the driving ban in Saudia Arabia is being propelled via Twitter.

Plus Aziz
  • 17 june 2011

 

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring arrived last week on June 17th when Saudi women got in their cars, drove, documented their experience, and uploaded content to Youtube or tweeted it using the hashtag: #women2drive. The issue of women driving unaccompanied, or at all, has been a tense one in various parts of the Middle East and Activist Manal Al-Sharif has been a primary player in recent events. She opened a driving school for women and was later arrested for inciting public chaos. However, the movement was already in motion, the symbolic date was set, and Manal shifted her focus from women’s right to drive to campaigning for women in prison.

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