Sunday, March 7, 2010
Video: Women Who Drove in KSA in 1990
In 1990, Saudi women organized a peaceful demonstration by taking to the streets behind the wheels of the cars they own but are prohibited from driving in this country.
That was twenty years ago, and women here are still not allowed to drive.
Many of the women were arrested for this act of civil disobediance and those who participated in this demonstration were labeled "The Advocates of Vice and Corruption on Earth."
There is no specific law which prohibits women from driving in Saudi Arabia, but women are arrested for "immoral acts" when they do.
Advocates for women driving in the Kingdom say that it is hypocritical to ban women from driving because it is immoral, when women are forced to hire drivers, placing them in a situation where they are alone with unrelated men in a vehicle, which is also considered immoral.
If you can't view the video, here is the direct link to the short video documentary on Women Driving in KSA.