The ban on Saudi women driving is ending: Here’s what you need to know Laura Smith Spark-Profile-Image

Source: CNN

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia will end the world’s only ban on women drivers.

For the first time in its history, women will be able to drive themselves legally through the ultra-conservative kingdom’s streets.
The landmark step is the culmination of years of activism and appeals from inside and outside the Gulf nation. But, while a welcome development, activists say the battle for women’s rights is far from over.
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he move comes as part of a series of sweeping social and economic reforms known as Vision 2030. Initiated over the past two years, the reforms have been spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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