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Saudi Arabia to allow Women Drive



Women in Saudia Arabia have now been granted the right to drive.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered the change in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women.

The order said it will be effective immediately but the rollout will take months.

A high-level committee of ministers has been set up to examine the arrangements for the enforcement of the order.

According to The Guardian, the committee will take up the recommendations within 30 days from the date of the decree, and will be implemented between 23 and 24 of June 2018, based on the Islamic calendar.

The decree said that women would be allowed to drive “in accordance with the Islamic laws”.

In response to the announcement, Manal al-Sharif, who became the public face of the campaign to allow women drive, after she was imprisoned for driving, tweeted:

Today, the last country on earth to allow women to drive #Women2Drive#Daring2Drive we did it ??❤️☺️

Photo Credit: @manal_alsharif



  1. Timi

    September 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Aww what an achievement, how progressive of them and kind! Mschewww

  2. Weezy

    September 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    On the one hand, this is huge for Saudi women. On the other hand ARE YOU SERIOUS?? This is 2017!!!

    • PeeCeeCee

      September 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Timi was being sarcastic, dear. 🙂

  3. Ada_ugo

    September 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    oh… now I get it! my Saudi friend said the other day that guys are lucky because they can drive wherever they want to go, and I was like.. “whadyu mean? girls can drive wherever they want to go as well.”… now I see where she was coming from

  4. Nahum

    September 27, 2017 at 12:05 am

    FINALLY!!!!! Well done to all the Saudi women that fought for this. And to the young Crown Prince, you are brave indeed young man, brave indeed!!

  5. Ottawa Queen

    September 27, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Hmmmm I can imagine the other things they are not allowed to do.

  6. BlueEyed

    September 27, 2017 at 7:08 am

    The UN even announced it, and its in the news, I believe this crown prince will be a lot different. This is a step in the right direction, the final step will be to dissolve the nonsense male guardianship, there’s brilliant, well educated Saudi women roped into control by men that don’t even know their left from right

  7. Sush

    September 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

    But they still need to be accompanied by a male who is a relative .backward people kawai!!!

  8. john

    September 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    this got to show u that without a man approval..women are nothing…they are only good at online gra gra…
    …they should thank the king who is a male who took pity on them mainly for economic benefit ( bcos report has it that saudi arabian were spending too much money on hiring male drivers..tomorrow, someone will come out and shout girl power as if they did anything or they went war and conquered.

    • Autumn

      September 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Bye John. Just bye.

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