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‘This is a huge step for us’: jubilation as Saudi women allowed to drive
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‘This is a huge step for us’: jubilation as Saudi women allowed to drive

by firstsource newsSeptember 27, 2017

Women hail royal decree overturning ban on them holding driving licences as a turning point in conservative kingdom

Saudi women have hailed a move by the conservative kingdom’s ruler to allow them to drive as a landmark moment in a society where gender roles have long been rigidly demarcated and strictly enforced.

Women contacted by the Guardian responded with jubilation to the law change, which activists and senior Saudi officials claim marks a watershed in the country.

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