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    Saudi Arabia must fulfil its promise to let women drive

    The ban on women driving is part of a wider pattern of discrimination and broken promises by the Saudi government


    Nadya Khalife
    guardian.co.uk, Thursday 16 June 2011 11.00 BS

    The Saudi government has made many promises to women. Six years ago, while denying their right to participate in the kingdom's first municipal elections, it promised they would be allowed to do so on the next occasion. Polling is due later this year but women are still denied the right to register as voters. In 2009, during Saudi Arabia's human rights review at the UN, it also promised to revise the "male guardianship" system that limits women's freedom of movement. Two years later, this freedom is yet to be secured. And since at least 2005, King Abdullah and other senior figures have said they would support rescinding the ban on women driving. This promise, too, has so far not been kept.

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-women-driving

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    Re: Saudi Arabia must fulfil its promise to let women drive

    Women Activists Prepare to Defy Saudi Arabian Driving Ban
    Middle East and North Africa, Women's Rights | Posted by: The Editors, June 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Tomorrow women across Saudi Arabia are going to do something drastic. (OMG s.) Something women in many parts of the world do every day without much thought while running errands, picking the kids up from school, going to work. They are going to drive.

    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/women/wom...n-driving-ban/

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