The Guilfordian

Saudi Arabia hires women drivers

Women's rights activist Manal al-Sharif, one of the organisers of the women's right-to-drive campaign. By Manal al-Shraif, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia will be lifting its long-held ban on female drivers in June 2018, and ride sharing services are taking advantage of this legislation by hiring women drivers. The Middle East-based taxi service Careem and the Middle Eastern division of Uber have recently announced plans to begin employing...