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Banning driving , is it true
권유림   |   2018. 01. 31 15:39   |  
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Surprisingly, this woman was in jail nine days for driving. However, after the enactment of King Salman's decree, which takes place next June,  she would no lnger be banned for driving. However this ambitious reform has a concern of getting backlashed by the extreme religonists

 


 

Yes, well literally it was a yes. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to ban women on driving. On September 27 2017, Saudi Arabia's historic decision to allow women to drive won plaudits internationally and inside the conservative kingdom, as the conservationists finally gave ‘yes’ as their answer.


Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to ban women

driving, and it was seen globally as a symbol of repression in the Gulf kingdom.

People from all around the world such as the US President Donald Trump welcomed the decision as “a positive step toward promoting the rights and opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia”.


British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed it as an “important step towards gender equality”.


Not only did women get their right to drive, they were also allowed into sports stadiums --previously a male-only arena -- to watch concerts, and  many activities as well, which is now spoken by people as a move that chimes with the Vision 2030 plan for social and economic reform.


The kingdom is entering a new era!


Many people from all around the world have a word to say on this special reform that no one could have ever thought of just some years before.

"Putting women behind the wheel is the most effective way to announce to the world and to Saudis “Kristin Diwan, of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, said. Adding that the policy could socially liberate women -- heavily reliant on foreign drivers and ride-sharing apps -- and also boost the economy at a time of low oil prices by increasing their participation in the workforce


Advice for increasing women’s rights in Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabian women were not allowed to drive for decades and they had hoped the same rights as men.  And even now after small reforms they are still suffering from mistreatement. Back in the confucianism society, Korea’s women also had many restrictions and suffered from discriminations. However thanks to the hightened level of education and civilization, equal rights is now a common sense knowledge. It is true that a nation can’t change all its notions at once but I believe that if  one’s effort is put in continuously they will be able to achieve what they are looking for.

 

 

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