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Manal al-Sharif (Arabic: منال الشريف‎) is a women's rights activist from Saudi Arabia who helped start a women's right to drive campaign in 2011.

Manal al-Sharif (Arabic: منال الشريف‎) is a women's rights activist from Saudi Arabia who helped start a women's right to drive campaign in 2011.
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Manal al-Sharif (Arabic: منال الشريف‎) is a women's rights activist from Saudi Arabia who helped start a women's right to drive campaign in 2011.

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English


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A Saudi Woman Who Dared to Drive

2/21/2016
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There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so — and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.

Duration:00:14:00

Saudi Woman Defies Driving Ban, Gets Arrested

2/21/2016
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Women in Saudi Arabia are traditionally barred from driving. Manal al-Sharif was taken into custody by Saudi police for defying the ban. Khalid al Moeena, editor of the Saudi News in Jeddah, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about al-Sharif, who is encouraging other women to defy the ban.

Duration:00:04:00

Driving Protests in Saudi Arabia

2/21/2016
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It almost certainly won't match the masses that filled civic squares in Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and Yemen, but one protest in Saudi Arabia is rooted in a fight to end the ban on women driving. But there are much bigger issues at stake.

Duration:00:04:00