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Saudi Arabia Issues First 10 Driving Licence to Women

Saudi Arabia has issued its first set of driving licence to 10 women as the country gears up to lift their ban on women driving on June 24.

 

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Back in September 2017, the Saudi Arabian government announced that the country will begin to allow women to drive. Even though this is a positive initiative, four Saudi women’s rights activists who have campaigned for the right to drive are under arrest and possibly facing trial.

On Monday, the 10 women who already have international licences in other countries including the U.K, Lebanon, and Canada took a short driving test before receiving their licence.

 

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