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First Women Too Receive Driver License In Saudi Arabia

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In June, women of Saudi Arabia were allowed to receive drivers' licenses.

In June, women of Saudi Arabia were allowed to receive drivers' licenses.

In June, women of Saudi Arabia were allowed to receive drivers' licenses.

Alex Barela

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This week, Saudi Arabia moved forward in providing women driver’s licenses, as they decided to end the ban on female drivers. The government issued 10 women drivers licenses ahead of June 24, and they expect 2,000 more women seeking to get their license in the following week.

A few weeks before the news was announced, a number of women protesters chose to drive around without licenses and were caught and arrested. Many feared that these actions would mean the ban would not be lifted after all. The reason why the prince chose to give women driving rights is because he has stated how he has outlined a ambitious plan to reform the Saudi economy by 2030, and part of his goal is to help women in the workforce.

Eight of the women who were arrested for protesting for driving were temporarily released, but the other nine were still in custody. Saudi Arabia has strict rules for women; if they chose to go somewhere or do something, they have to get permission from a male for almost everything they do. In May 2017, King Salman told the government to list services that women can do without telling any male as well as organized ways for transportation for female employees.

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