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Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Driving License to Women

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Driving License to Women

Previously, there was a ban on women driving in the kingdom but the Saudi government has lift the ban and allowed women to drive from June 24.

Driving schools for women have also been set up in the major five cities of the kingdom where Saudi teachers obtaining their licenses abroad will teach women.

This initiative has been taken by Crown Prince Salman bin Mohammed, his Vision 2030 reform plan for a post-oil era seeks to elevate women to nearly one-third of the workforce, up from about 22 percent now.

Saudi women will no longer be dependent on men now and there are high chances that they will join workforce.

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