Saudi Arabia’s women can now drive

June 24, 2018

Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel.

The Saudi government has announced the change after a decades-old driving ban had been in force.

The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.

It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives.

Human rights groups around the world have campaigned for years to allow women to drive.

Dozens of women were arrested for driving in 1990 and some Saudi women began posting videos of themselves at the wheel in 2008, and between 2011 and 2014.

Thousands of women could soon take to the roads.

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