Ayesha Islam

Ayesha Islam

The author is a blogger, teacher, and explorer of the world. Her passions include traveling, photography, writing, reading, and intellectually stimulating conversations. She writes about her experiences on her blog, Ajnabi Diaries.

Saudi women are eager to take the wheel, but are they ready to be harassed even more?

On September 26th, a much-awaited milestone was achieved in Saudi Arabia – a royal decree issued by King Salman that allows Saudi women to drive. The Kingdom, which received much backlash for being the only country in the world that doesn’t already allow women to drive, has finally been relieved of this tarnish. Saudi women will no longer need their guardians’ permission to obtain a driving license nor need a man present with them in the car. After decades of struggle to get the ban uplifted, people took to social media to welcome the landmark decision, which is part of new reforms in the ...

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