A look at Mohammed Bin Salman's reforms in Saudi Arabia

Yemen News Agency (SABA

After Tuesday's historic announcement, the hashtags "I am my own guardian" and "Saudi Women Can Drive" began gaining traction on social media, while many openly lampooned conservatives who long favored the ban.

Ending the ban on women driving is expected to face some resistance inside the kingdom, where families are highly patriarchal and some men say they worry about their female relatives getting stranded should their cars break down. "We have fought on this issue for decades and each time we were told it wasn't the right time". Women could be arrested if caught while driving.

President Donald Trump has commended Saudi Arabia's decision to allow women to drive.

"This is a positive step toward promoting the rights and opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia".

Youssef took part in numerous driving campaigns, including a widely publicised effort in 2013 when dozens of women across the kingdom uploaded videos to YouTube of themselves driving in Saudi Arabia.

For example, the police will have to be trained to interact with women in a way that they rarely do in Saudi Arabia, a society where men and women who are not related have little contact. In a separate statement, the government said many senior religious leaders found no, quote, "impediment" in letting women drive.

The decree said that women would be allowed to drive "in accordance with the Islamic laws" and a high-level committee of ministers has been set up to organise the implementation of the order.

The ambassador says Saudi Arabia isn't taking the step at the request of the USA and that the issue didn't come up during President Donald Trump's recent visit to the kingdom.

"I think our leadership understands that our society is ready".

Despite these openings, Saudi women remain largely subject to the whims of men due to guardianship laws, which bar them from obtaining a passport, travelling overseas or marrying without the consent of a male relative.

NORTHAM: Getting a license doesn't mean equal rights for all.

As of June 23, 2018, when necessary legal procedures are completed, it is announced that women will also be able to drive with ir driver's license.

Nauert is calling it "a great step in the right direction for that country".

The decision has sparked euphoria and disbelief among activists in the kingdom, which was the only country in the world to ban women from driving.

Saudi Arabia's Royal Court announced that decision to publish, n women will be allowed to drive a driver's license announced.

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