DUBAI - Women in Saudi Arabia in action. They refused to ban women to drive his own car. They called on Saudi women to get down, down into the street by driving their car on 17 June.
This is a protest group Women 2 Drive. They assert want to remove social stigma of women in Saudi Arabia. They assessed the women driving a car does not infringe any law in Arabic.
A spokesman for Women 2 Drive Manal Al-Sharif said the initiative for action comes from a student majoring in Islamic Studies, King Faisal University, Al-Mansour Bahia. Bahia transportation difficulties for college. He lectures often fail in exams because of difficult to come to campus.
Manal said that statistically there are currently two million women who worked in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, there were only 750 thousand drivers who can be hired.
Currently, 2 Drive Women movement is quite active in social networking pages. They opened a Facebook account and Twitter have the support of other Facebook account holder 4700 and 2,300 followers on Twitter.
Manal said, many women in Saudi surprised that there was no law that prohibits them driving a car. Because of all this, as if they were prohibited from 'state' to drive myself. "No matter why a woman driving a car," he said.
In an online survey conducted 2 Drive Women proved 84 percent of respondents (from a total of 1239 respondents) agree and support the Saudi women drove their own cars.
"Women are going to change, then people will try to understand the movement we're doing this. We have to change. If you wait for change but not doing anything, nothing will change," says Manal.