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The plight of Manal al Sharif: a Saudi woman trying to drive to work

It was Manal Al Sharif, the Saudi woman who started the Women2Drive Campaign. As an employee of Aramco, ... home from a doctor’s appointment in a neighbouring town, Manal could not find a cab and her brother’s ... comments at her. One car even slowed down and doubled back to intercept her. On that day Manal feared ...

Editor's Choice - 17/06/2012 - 07:37 - comment 1

The woman who stood up to Saudi stereotypes: Manal al Sharif

The Saudi woman who drives received an award for creative dissent and most Saudis are not impressed; eulogizing the life of artist Muhammad Tommaleih; 'How to Get Stuf Done' by a procrastinator; and a ...

Blogs Roundup - 04/06/2012 - 07:53 - comment 0

Saudi woman driver freed

of Manal Al-Sharif, the 32-year-old woman arrested for driving in Alkhobar, a report said. She was arrested ... Saudi Arabia's police have ordered the release of Manal Al-Sharif, the 32-year-old woman arrested ... (saudi women) Saudi Arabia's police have ordered the release of Manal Al-Sharif, the 32-year-old ...

Editor's Choice - 01/06/2011 - 11:23 - comment 0

Women drivers in Saudi: None of God's business

of their requests. Over 20 years later, a woman by the name of Manal al-Sharif started a movement on Facebook that was to make June 17, 2011 a day of driving for women. Before the scheduled date, Manal personally received ...

Editor's Choice - 24/09/2013 - 10:56 - comment 0

Feisty and female: 12 superwomen smashing taboos in the Middle East

From Amira Hass to Manal Al Sharif, take a look at Al Bawaba’s gallery of the most extraordinary ...

Slideshow - 07/10/2013 - 08:33 - comment 0

Saudi Arabia’s dirty little secret: The KSA’s growing poverty rate

Manal Al Sharif, known for her feminist activism and driving challenge, had comments on the issue. ... about us," admits Al Sharif. "Saudis are realizing that you can't isolate yourself ...

04/11/2013 - 13:13 - comment 1

Outrage over flogging sentence against woman driver causes Saudi King to intervene

wisdom. “The news about Shayma and what we did to Manal (Al-Sharif, a prominent campaigner for women ...

Editor's Choice - 29/09/2011 - 10:31 - comment 0

Saudi women plan to defy kingdom’s driving ban today- how will men react?

month arrested Manal al-Sharif, a 32-year-old computer security consultant, after she drove on more than ...

Editor's Choice - 17/06/2011 - 09:57 - comment 0

What's wrong with women driving? Other Arabian women drive

Concurrent with this gathering, Saudi authorities detained Manal Al Sharif, after the activist uploaded ... of people watched her video in which she discussed how she could drive in the countryside. While Manal ... is long overdue to let the kingdom's Manals drive children to school or shop at peace, and allow her ...

Editor's Choice - 26/05/2011 - 12:31 - comment 0

Saudi preacher who allegedly raped and killed 5-year-old daughter stirs anger

including Manal al-Sharif , who in 2011 challenged Saudi laws that prevent women from driving, have raised ...

04/02/2013 - 08:07 - comments 4