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Wheels and chains

According to the independent pan Arab newspaper Al-Yawm, Saudi Arabia’s religious police have now conceded the right for women to ride motorbikes and bicycles. By coincidence, last month saw the centennial anniversary of the watershed 1913 women’s suffrage march in … Continue reading

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Breakdown on the road to equality

According to Amnesty International, a Saudi woman, Shaima Jastaina, has been sentenced to ten lashes for challenging a ban on women driving. Another two women are believed to be facing similar charges. In Saudi Arabia, citizens are required to obtain locally issued licences. … Continue reading

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