‘Uncaged’ Saudi women savour new freedom one year after end of driving ban

//‘Uncaged’ Saudi women savour new freedom one year after end of driving ban

‘Uncaged’ Saudi women savour new freedom one year after end of driving ban

Buckling up in the pearl-silver car, Sabeeha al-Fakher takes the wheel and relegates her son to the passenger seat, a role reversal the 68-year-old Saudi widow never imagined would be possible in her lifetime.Until June 24 last year, the act would have been a crime in Saudi Arabia, where hardliners have preached for decades that allowing women to drive – among other things – would promote gender mixing and promiscuity.Overturning the world’s only ban on female drivers potentially put thousands…

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