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Driving ban for women

Driving ban for women

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Dr. Enno W.
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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Dear friends,

did you know that women are banned from driving in Saudi Arabia? It is not a question of religion or law. But what is it then? Can we change it?

Government officials say the ban is in effect because it accords with the wishes of society in the conservative kingdom. Female driving could lead to Western-style openness and be the first step in the erosion of traditional values.

However, the ban will not safeguard the alleged traditional values. It rather will have the opposite effect, since ongoing discrimination - that's what it is in reality - leads increasingly to radicalization.

King Abdullah is said to support a woman’s right to drive when the society is ready for it. But when will that be if nothing is done to make it come true?

Let's be solidary with Saudi women. Now is the best moment to help them.

Sign the petition and share it.

Together we can make King Abdullah lift the ban.

With hope and determination

Enno A.Winkler

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