Change in Saudi female driver legislation positive

Arab Millennial today welcomes a lift on the ban of prospective female drivers in Saudi Arabia.

Whilst other patriarchal issues are yet to be addressed in Saudi, this is a step in the right direction and follows the suspension of a Saudi cleric, Saad al-Hijri, who recently mentioned that women could not drive in Saudi because their brains are ‘a quarter the size’ of those of men.

Both the suspension of the Saudi cleric and news of a lift on the ban on prospective female drivers were ordered by the Saudi royal family.

The new order on female drivers should be implemented on June 2018 following advice from a newly formed ministerial body. It therefore seems that now is the time for non-governmental organisations to highlight appropriate requirements for the implementation of this new legislation.

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