On October 26, 2013 thousands of Saudi women have vowed to defy the kingdom's ban on female driving.
In this week's edition of GV Face, we meet Jeddah-based blogger and writer Tamador Alyami, who is supporting the #Women2Drive campaign. We are also joined by Hadeel Mohammed, our Saudi Author based in Dammam and our MENA Editor Amira Al Hussaini.
We talked about the campaign, life for women in Saudi, and how activists handle naysayers like the cleric who recently said “we find that most of those who drive cars continuously deliver children with varying degrees of clinical dysfunction.”
Sep 2013 Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive
Sep 2013 October 26th: A Day for Defying Saudi Ban on Women Driving
Oct 2012 Saudi Arabia: Women2Drive Steps Up Tone; Blames Government Policies
Nov 2011 Saudi Arabia: Outrage Over 10 Lashes for Female Driver
Jun 2011 Saudi Arabia: Women Behind the Wheel
May 2011 Saudi Arabia: Woman Arrested for Driving
May 2011 Saudi Arabia: A Woman Challenges the Law by Driving in Jeddah