Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Video of Saudi woman driving circulated to protest rights restrictions

In honor of International Women’s Day, Saudi women’s rights advocates posted a three-minute YouTube video of Wajeha Huwaider driving on a public road, in defiance of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers, BBC News reported Tuesday, March 11. The video features Huwaider as she first drives on a residential road, which is considered legal in the region, but then makes her way onto the main highway.

Although two leading Islamic scholars recently argued that it is pointless to continue the ban, many conservatives continue to push to keep it.

Huwaider says that “many women in this society are able to drive cars, and many of our male relatives don’t mind us driving. I hope that by next year’s International Woman’s Day, this ban on us will be lifted.”

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