For One Saudi Woman, ‘Daring To Drive’ Was An Act Of Civil Disobedience

Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. She was the first woman to work in the information security division at Aramco, the Saudi national oil company.

In 2011, Manal al-Sharif filming herself driving in a country where women are banned from getting behind the wheel. Driving, she says, is “a way to emancipate women. It gives them so much liberty.”

(Image credit: Manal al-Sharif)

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