Saudi writer Zainab Al Khudairi is a divorced single mother and a novelist. She is hopeful that if women push for expanded rights, they will continue to grow. Could sightings of Saudi women behind the wheel, or even in politics, become commonplace?
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on women driving. While the few women who have driver's licenses are thrilled about hitting the road, activists warn that the journey for full women's rights will be a long one.
Ahead of the lift of a decades-old ban on women driving, a group of women have received their driver's licenses. The ban is due to be lifted on June 24.
Rights groups have called on Saudi authorities to release all activists arrested for campaigning for women's rights. The kingdom's reforms have come under fire for not doing enough to protect activists.
The measure has been passed by the Cabinet and an advisory council, and will become law with a royal decree. The country is making some piecemeal reforms, including ending its notorious ban on women driving.
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