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Saudi women rev up for June 24 at driving school

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By ITN News Editor June 20, 2018 13:10

Saudi women rev up for June 24 at driving school

On 24th of this month, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her. Abdulgader is one of about 200 women at the state oil firm Aramco taking advantage of a company offer to teach female employees and their families at its driving academy in Dhahran to support the social revolution sweeping the kingdom. Women make up about five percent of Aramco’s 66,000 staff, meaning that 3,000 more could eventually enrol in the driving school. Last September, King Salman decreed an end to the world’s only ban on women drivers, maintained for decades by Saudi Arabia’s deeply conservative Muslim establishment.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 20, 2018 13:10
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