Sunday, February 8, 2009

The YouTube Video That Could Change Everything

In March of 2008, some women in Saudi Arabia made a
YouTube video, in Arabic. Nothing new about that, but
it was revolutionary in that it was footage of a
Saudi woman named Wajeha al-Huwaidar driving.
While driving, she asks, in very eloquent Arabic,
for the authorities to permit Saudi women to drive.
They made the video in conjunction with
International Women's Day, 2008.
You can view the video in its entirety here, with English subtitles.

She has not suffered any repercussions from speaking out on this video.

Maybe this is the year.....?

Here is a link to a story from that quotes a government official that the ban on women's driving is expected to be lifted this year.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

First Post ----- New Beginning

Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim.
In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Well, here goes.

Women all over the world, and indeed people all over the world, support the idea of Saudi women gaining the legal right to drive because it is simple common sense.

I haven't found any websites about this issue, though yes2womendriving has a presence on Facebook.

God willing, this blog will help inform concerned people about the issues and news related to driving.

I believe that one day, Saudi women will gain the right to drive. And what an amazing day that will be. Until then, hopefully this will be a useful tool to help people learn about the issue.

I only want good to come from this blog.