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Ban Lifted: Saudi Women Can Drive in the Kingdom!

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For some, it is an inevitable task, for others, it was an unattainable privilege until now.

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced that he is lifting the ban on women not being allowed to drive in the Gulf Kingdom.

Prior to this lift, only men were allowed to have licenses in Saudi Arabia. Women who disobeyed the ban and drove in public risked being arrested and fined.

Since the news was released women all around the world have been taking to social media to express their happiness.

   

For those women who want to get going literally with their new found freedom, unfortunately, there is a bit of a wait before it becomes official.

First, a ministerial body will be set up to give advice within 30 days and then the royal order will be implemented by June 24, 2018.

Regardless of that, this is a huge step in the right direction for women and should be celebrated.

 

By Sidra Sheikh

Image Courtesy: Al Jazeera
 

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