Saudi Arabia


Tue May 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Saudi Woman Defies Ban On Driving While Female

Manal al-Sharif, some supporters say, is Saudi Arabia's Rosa Parks.

One woman's effort to end the ban on her gender being able to drive in Saudi Arabia is catching attention around the world.

And on Morning Edition today, the editor of Jeddah's Saudi News said that Manal al-Sharif's campaign is gaining some traction in Saudi Arabia.

"More and more women will take up the wheel," Khalid al Moeena told ME guest host Mary Louise Kelly.

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