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Women in Saudi Arabia protest driving ban: Women drivers practice civil disobedience

While there is no law prohibiting women from driving in Saudi Arabia, it is highly frowned upon. Photo credit: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters.

While there is no law prohibiting women from driving in Saudi Arabia, it is highly frowned upon. Photo credit: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters.

On October 26, more than 60 women in Saudi Arabia protested the traditional driving ban the kingdom enforces on women. A fight against the restrictions, which prevent women drivers, has been ongoing, and the latest act of civil disobedience garnered plenty of media attention, but little in the way of police response. Still searching for good research paper topics for a women’s studies class? Read on to learn more about the history of the struggle and the civil disobedience practiced by Saudi women to gain more freedom in a country that restricts women’s rights. Read more