Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi Woman Who Dared to Drive

There is not written law against women driving in Saudi Arabia; however, it is still forbidden in this country. Manal al-Sharif is a woman, who went against this prohibition. In May 2011, she filmed herself driving a car in Saudi Arabia and put the video on YouTube. After being arrested, many people protested against her imprisonment — she was released nine days later. Listen to her fascinating story, which she tells at a 2013 Ted Conference.

“Manal al-Sharif is following in a long tradition of women activists around the world who have put themselves on the line to expose and challenge discriminatory laws and policies.” — Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International News


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