From June 2018 women in Saudi Arabia will legally be able to drive for the first time. Moments after the country’s Foreign Ministry officially announced the historic royal decree allowing women in the Kingdom to get behind the wheel social media was filled with must-click hashtags, including #SaudiWomenCanDrive, and on-point posts bearing #SaudiArabia. The message of jubilation resonated across the region, with the applause taking over Instagram and the internet. And it’s still on-going weeks later.
Check through our favorite online celebrations so far, from Rihanna reposting a painting by Saudi Arabian artist @tagreedbagshi with the caption, “love to see progression. women will now be able to drive in Saudi Arabia 💅🏾🎀❣️🚗” to illustrations of women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif emblazoned with her statement, “Go out and drive.” Read the full details on this breaking news here.
Welcome to the driver’s seat. #SaudiWomenMove #SaudiWomenCanDrive pic.twitter.com/oksRbFvLWa
— Ford Middle East (@FordMiddleEast) September 27, 2017
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