Women2Drive in Saudi Arabia

Taking up the baton from Areej Khan's 'We the Women' campaign against the fatwa on women driving in Saudi Arabia. The Women2Drive campaign has used Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter to mobilise support and take a stronger stand against the ban. 

In May 2011 Manal al-Sharif posted an 8-minute video online which showed herself driving while articulating a cogent rationale for why women in Saudi Arabia should be allowed to drive. It was viewed more than 700,000 times before being taken down 4 days later. Manal was imprisoned, and later released. Women2Drive is now calling on women to apply for driving licenses and then, when their applications are inevitably rejected, to file lawsuits.

Have a look at other examples of campaigns against the female driving ban in Saudi Arabia:

We the Women Campaign - To drive or not to drive 

'No Woman, No Cry' Video