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Manal Al Sherif

How I Got There: Manal al-Sharif

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 11.04.2016 | World
Lan Anh Vu

In May 2011, Al-Sharif filmed herself driving a car in Saudi Arabia, where women are prohibited from driving. She posted the video on YouTube, called on women to participate in a Women2Drive campaign on June 17 of that year, the video received nearly 700,000 views in a single day.

Sasha Bronner

Manal al-Sharif May Be Saudi Arabia's Most Awesome Woman | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

Manal al-Sharif, the Saudi Arabian woman who sparked a protest movement when she defied the ban on women drivers with a YouTube video of herself behin...

'The Power of Women Is In Their Stories': Arab Women Activists Gather to Talk Twitter and Social Change

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 03.28.2012 | Women
Courtney C. Radsch

"I couldn't have done this without social media. The world would not have known."

Female Senators Urge Saudi King To Let Women Drive

Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women

While most of Washington was stuck in the ideological gridlock of the debt ceiling debate, a bipartisan coalition of female Senators came together Tue...

Laura Stampler

Saudia Arabian Women Launch Campaign For Right To Drive -- But Will It Make A Difference? | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women

Saudi Arabian “freedom drivers” plan to take to the streets friday -- in their cars. It’s the official start of the Women2Drive campaign, in whi...

A Fast Car Following Rosa's Footsteps

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Yashar Ali

Manal al-Sharif was arrested this weekend for driving around her neighborhood. She wasn't speeding, she didn't run a red light and she didn't break any laws. She was arrested for being a woman with the audacity to drive a car in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Woman's Driving Campaign Replicated By Activists (VIDEO)

Posted 07.25.2011 | World

Though efforts have been made to erase a Saudi woman's call for civil disobedience in the wake of her Monday arrest for driving, her supporters are ho...