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Could Saudi Arabia become a home for women’s rights?

By Jessica Abrahams  

On Saturday, Saudi women took to the streets in their cars to protest the country’s ban on women driving—the only place in the world to have such a regulation. Activists say that more than 60 women took part. Reports suggest that at least 14 were fined, although many more claim to have driven without so far facing repercussions.

Although women were detained during the campaign, it gathered huge amounts of support online (the Saudi population is one of the most active on social media in the region). The @oct26driving Twitter account has more than 40,000 followers and tweets were circulated using the #Women2Drive hashtag.…

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