Since by protesting against the original ban of

Since the ban of driving in the country of Saudi Arabia in 1990, women are now protesting for simply their rights to take over the wheel in the car and drive. In 2011 a lot of women drove to campaign against the unofficial ban of women being banned from driving. As of 2015, King Salman became king and has been the one to announce the rights for women to drive. Women have said to have paid the price by losing their jobs, being denounced in newspapers, and suffering a governmental travel ban by protesting against the original ban of their driving rights. As Reem Al-Suwaih, a woman interviewed in Saudi Arabia, have brought up the understanding on how often views in such societies are based on the conservative Islam beliefs and an influence of that largely consists of religion.Amnesty International believes the reason women like Loujain al-Hathloul are being arrested for reasons related to their human rights activism and is found to be absurd to them. Loujain was detained for 73 days as a prominent human rights defender in Saudi Arabia after defying the kingdom’s ‘preposterous de facto driving ban’. According to the Amnesty International, these continuous acts of harassment for her peaceful work as a human rights defender, speaking out for women’s rights is unjustifiable. AI welcomes the move of prohibiting the ban if it means all women in Saudi Arabia will be able to drive without any restrictions. “This is a long overdue small step in the right direction”, they state. It is supposed that there is no written rules, and it all derives from religion, the quran and other written texts. Amnesty works to protect and empower people. Their movement was inspired by Peter Benenson. Benenson was a lawyer from London who published a campaign defending Portuguese students who were imprisoned for raising a toast to freedom.Women in Saudi Arabia have to said to have paid the price for when caught protesting. Clearly, in the end what they want is to see that it was worth it and women get their deserved rights. Loujain Al-Hathloul, a female activist who recent got out of jail after being arrested for protesting, believes prohibiting the law which bans the rights for women to drive would give women a chance to stand next to men. According to some women in Saudi, girls generally stay at home and don’t go out much. Societies are known to be tradition and conservative. Reem Al-Suwaih claims to have a traditional family in the sense that there are norms that women have to follow. For example, getting permission from the husband for things as little as inviting someone to their house. According to Reem, women in their society are scared of their husbands and speaking of their opinion of the issues pertaining to women in Saudi upset them. Some believe all the talk about giving women rights is just to ‘impress the western world.’ Highly educated women in Saudi Arabia don’t think they can do much more with their skills than watch from the sidelines. Till now, many women have been denounced, suspended from jobs, arrested, and shunned by relatives for what was considered unthinkable, driving a car.

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