12:00pm

Thu June 16, 2011
NPR Story

Campaign Protests Saudi Arabia's Ban On Women Behind The Wheel

A fatwa, a religious edict announced by clerics in Saudi Arabia, prohibit women from driving. A social media campaign calls for Saudi women to defy the ban and hit the road on Friday. Host Michel Martin discusses the 'Women-2-Drive' campaign with Hala Aldosari, a Saudi blogger who is part of the campaign, and Ali Alyami, executive director of the U.S.-based Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia. His group is leading a 'driving protest' in Washington D.C. on Friday.