A small win for #SaudiWomen
A small win for #SaudiWomenTwo Saudi women are sentenced to 10 lashings for getting behind the wheel only days after women are granted voting rights.
Women in Saudi Arabia now have the right to vote and run for municipal elections, according to a new law passed on September 25, 2011. King Abdullah deliberated with religious clerics to increase womens' societal participation in accordance with Shariah. However, the decision does not go into effect until the 2015 elections.
People in the online community have expressed support for the new law but remain critical of the government's dedication to women's rights after a court sentenced a women to 10 lashings for driving on Sept 26. Demonstrators have been taking to the streets to protest the ban on allowing women to drive since this summer.
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