Sunday 24 June will be historic for women in Saudi Arabia. Because women from Saudi Arabia have been allowed to drive today.
Women in Saudi Arabia can now legally get in the driver’s seat of a car. This Sunday the kingdom lifts its longstanding restriction on ladies driving.
Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world, where women were not allowed to drive. Last year, Saudi Prince Prince Mohammad bin Salman raised the ban on September 27 last year, giving relief to women. Women with licensed training and driving vehicles are now able to drive vehicles in Saudi Arabia.
This ban on women driving was a disputable boycott. Such a change brings the conservative Gulf country into line with whatever remains of the world.
This decision gave women licenses by training to drive them. Many women were waiting for the day when they got the license. Before this going anywhere even to nearby places women had to take help of many people like relatives, taxi drivers. But now gone are the days. They can drive themselves.
The progression will free numerous women from the limitations of expecting to utilize open transportation or contract a male driver to movement even little separations, enabling numerous more to join the workforce.
Contracting ladies is a key piece of Saudi Arabia’s yearning intend to update its economy, known as Vision 2030. The change motivation is being led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
At the point when the choice to lift the boycott was declared last September, numerous ladies responded with bliss, hailing the new limit it would offer them to work, develop their own organizations and explore the kingdom – albeit numerous different bans on women are still existing today.
Ladies and their families started tweeting photographs and recordings of ladies driving and celebrating.
The kingdom has as of now issued its first driver’s licenses to a bunch of Saudi ladies, in return for ones they gained while abroad.
It likewise arranged occasions a week ago in the urban communities of Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah and Tabuk to bring issues to light of street wellbeing, movement laws and safe driving propensities. Ladies who were new to driving could experiment with driving test systems and work on stopping.
It likewise speaks to the zenith of long periods of battling by activists who have some of the time been captured and detained for their endeavors.