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Mobility will see Saudi women feel liberated

Author
Rosie Gordon,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 5:57am
A Saudi woman holds up her drivers license on the first day women are allowed to legally drive. (Photo / Getty Images)
A Saudi woman holds up her drivers license on the first day women are allowed to legally drive. (Photo / Getty Images)

Mobility will see Saudi women feel liberated

Author
Rosie Gordon,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 5:57am

Islamic women here say the perseverance of women in Saudi Arabia has finally paid off.

Women in the Kingdom are driving - legally - for the first time since cars were invented.

And while they still need permission to get a job, go to college or leave the country - The Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand is welcoming the progress.

Spokesperson Aliya Danzeisen said women here have been involved in the campaign for change for some time.

She says mobility will make a huge difference to the lives of Saudi women and will see them feel more liberated.

Danzeisen says it's significant that women no longer have to rely on men simply to get around.

"It'll be liberating for their families and it will also increase productivity and the ability to work," she said.