Monday, 30 November 2015

Saudi women are leading their country into the 21st century

"People are afraid of change," says writer and human rights activist Bareea al-Zubeedy. "They think that behind every change, something bad will happen."

Bareea was part of the "Women to Drive" movement, one of the rare public expressions of women's protest in a conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are forbidden from driving. Two women who defied the ban were released from prison earlier this year after spending 70 days in detention.

Read this inspiring story on BBC News

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