Women in the Kingdom have been barred from driving since the late 1970s,but on June 24 female drivers could finally fire up their engines and hit the road.
A significant role in the reform process has been attributed to Mohammed bin Salman, who was appointed as Crown Prince in June 2017. Within the framework of the reforms women have already been allowed to attend public entertainment events and serve in the armed forces.
Saudi women took to Twitter to express their pride and the endorsement of female empowerment in the country, posting videos of ladies behind the wheel.
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