Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women
 

Saudi Arabia has issued driving licences to women for the first time in decades just weeks before a ban on female drivers is lifted.
Ten women swapped their foreign licences for Saudi ones on Monday in cities across the country.
However, women's rights activists have complained of a new crackdown - with several being arrested.
A flood of applications is now expected in the run-up to 24 June when the ban will end.
Saudi Arabia's laws require women to seek male permission for various decisions and actions, and that extends to the ban on women driving.
Previously, that meant that families had... read more

 
5 June 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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