Saudi women get behind the wheel once again to demand right to drive

Saudi women get behind the wheel once again to demand right to drive
Saudi women get behind the wheel once again to demand right to drive

Saudi women get behind the wheel once again to demand right to drive

In 1990 about 50 women in Saudi Arabia defied a ban on driving and were arrested. Last weekend, some women in Saudi Arabia got behind the wheel once again to demand the right to drive a car. No traffic law specifically prohibits women from driving in Saudi Arabia, but religious edicts in Saudi Arabia are often interpreted to mean women are not allowed to operate a car. Freelance journalist Vivian Salama will explain the history of the ban on driving and tell us about the state of women's rights in Saudi Arabia. (Photo: A.P./Hassan Ammar)