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Dear World, Let's Give Saudi Women Some Credit

Laila Alawa | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Laila Alawa

If we are truly looking to help the women in Saudi, it is integral to no longer engage in the far more comfortable monologue that we've had so many times. Instead, let's begin to engage in dialogue -- that is, dialogue that comes with the go-ahead of the Saudi women.

Moving to Saudi Arabia

Bernard Radfar | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Bernard Radfar

My friend Nicholas is telling everyone that before winter he will be moving to Saudi Arabia. The reason: women aren't allowed to drive there. Given ...

Saudi Women Kick Off Driving Protest

AP | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Activists have posted a video of a woman in Saudi Arabia driving a car, as their campaign urging...

Saudi Women Struggle On The Path To Equal Rights

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

Saudi women reformers plan to flout a ban on driving Saturday. Here is a look at some of the milestones and roadblocks for women's rights in the ultra...

WATCH: Brave Saudi Woman Gets Thumbs Up For Defying Driving Ban

Posted 10.16.2013 | Good News

Gearing up for a nation-wide protest on October 26, Saudi Arabian women have begun filming themselves driving -- a simple act of rebellion against the...

When Driving Affects Ovaries: A Call to Regulate Fatwas

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

It did not take long for those recent statements, which suggested that driving might negatively affect women's ovaries, for Saudi Shaikh Saleh Bin Saad al-Luhaydan to become the focus of news headlines around the world.

Driving Change in Saudi Arabia

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

While sanctions against Saudi Arabia are impossible to fathom due to the country's oil power, individual acts of protest must continue and rise.

Saudis Fined For Allowing Women To Drive

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Saudi traffic police have fined several car owners after six women were found defying the kingdom's male-only driving rul...

Saudi Women Take The Wheel

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

It’s a Saudi sit-in. Except these women aren’t occupying King Abdullah Street... they’re sitting in their cars. Women all over Saudi Arabia a...

Where Driving Is a Crime and Speaking About It Leads to Death Threats

Pedro Pizano | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Pedro Pizano

Looking over the long list of women's rights abuses still prevalent in the world today, the prohibition against women driving seems unimportant. Yet, this simple freedom speaks volumes about the state of women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

Can This Princess Change The Lives of Saudi Arabia's Women?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.25.2012 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Using a man's wife to publicly threaten and blackmail him sounds like plot from a classic (sexist) movie. It's happening to a real-life princess in Saudi Arabia who has been standing up for women.

Saudi Reforms Thwarted By Puritanical Laws

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The Saudi monarch's decree to give women voting rights for municipal elections in 2015 was generally welcomed as a giant step on the road to reform. However, the celebration could be premature.

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...

The Case for Women Driving in Saudi Arabia

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As there is nothing in Sharia that prohibits women from driving then would it be right for us as adherers of Islam to prohibit a matter which God has allowed?

Laura Stampler

Saudi Women's Rights Activists Press Hillary Clinton To Endorse Their Right To Drive | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

A consortium of Saudi Arabian women's rights activists have written an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to publicly p...

What's Up Saudi? The Kingdom Insists on Keeping Women in the Stone Age

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

What's up, Saudia Arabia? Did anyone tell you it is the year 2010 and you can stop with your ludicrous rulings and the continuous scaling back of women's rights and more specifically, their mobility?

Women-Only Bus Proposal is the New Tool to Keep Saudi Women From Driving

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

I'm all for public transit. I'm all for women-only buses. But give Saudi women the right to drive first, and then implement a women-only bus system.

Saudi Religious Police Clamp Down on Rural Women Drivers

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood aspects of Saudi society in the non-Arab world is the myth that all Saudi women are banned from driving cars.

Saudi Women Boycott Lingerie Shops Until They Start Employing Women

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Before her wedding last year, Huda Batterjee went abroad to buy her bridal lingerie _ she just couldn't bear the humiliat...

Saudi Clerics Push To Ban Women From The Media

Breitbart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hardline Saudi clerics have called on the government to ban women from appearing on television and to prohibit their images in print media, which they...

Saudi Women Driving Ban Affects Men Too

GlobalPost | Caryle Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- It's 5 p.m. on a weekend and Faisal Auda is at the wheel of his 2005 bright green Chevy Optra. Two of his five sisters are i...

Saudi Princess Says She's Ready To Drive

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The wife of one of Saudi Arabia's richest men says she is ready to get behind the wheel as soon as the ban on women drivers is lifted. Princess Amira...

Saudi Women Petition For Right To Drive

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time since a demonstration in 1990, a group of Saudi women is campaigning for the right to drive in this conservative kingdom, the only ...