Changes may occur in Saudi Arabia

Sep 27, 2017 4:37 p.m

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(CNN) A few hours before the news broke that the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was finally being lifted, rumors were circulating that a decree on a women’s issue was imminent.

I suspected it might be about the driving ban, but after years of unsuccessful campaigning I had almost given up hope that it would ever happen.

In recent weeks, friends of mine have been planning parties in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam to commemorate 27 years since the first protest against the ban. Since November 6, 1990, Saudi men and women have paid dearly for speaking out against the ban on women driving in our country.

The needless sacrifices of so many people came to mind as I read the Saudi press agency’s tweets announcing the lifting of the ban.

The way the ban was lifted seemed too simple to be true… READ MORE

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