Saudi women’s empowerment: #YouWillDriveThe PeopleAreWithYou

Saudi women’s empowerment: #YouWillDriveThe PeopleAreWithYou
A milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work
Updated 23 June 2018

Saudi women’s empowerment: #YouWillDriveThe PeopleAreWithYou

Saudi women’s empowerment: #YouWillDriveThe PeopleAreWithYou
  • A milestone for Saudi women who have had to rely on drivers
  • Female participation in the workforce, meaning increased household incomes

JEDDAH: The Arabic hashtag for (You will drive, the people are with you) was one of the top-trending hashtags in Saudi Arabia as there is only one day left until June 24, the day where history will be made by the women in the Kingdom.
@Mi0oA said: “Good luck girls.” @isfayez3 said: “Good luck my sisters.”
From the region and tweeting in Arabic, @zaid_al_janabyy said: “The developments that are happening in Saudi Arabia throughout the decrees issued by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are very beautiful. Everyone knows that Saudi Arabia represents the Arab and Islamic depth and it has enemies who try to use extremism as a coverup and as an essential factor to further their agendas against Saudi Arabia and they didn’t and will not.”
Tweeting in Arabic, @koooon111 said: “The challenges and pressures that a woman is under when she is driving her car might make her one of the best women in the world to drive cars professionally. Hopefully next are the plane, ship and tank.”