Women’s Empowerment in Saudi Arabia: Free at Last?
On June 24, 2018, worldwide headlines shared the news of Saudi Arabia’s lifted ban on female drivers. However, some of the most influential Saudi Arabian women’s rights activists could not be found celebrating; they were instead, behind bars. In a gross violation of human rights, Saudi Arabian leaders authorized the imprisonment of a multitude of activists prior to the implementation of the new driving laws. This secondary narrative demonstrates the corruption that still exists in this country: those who dare to defy the monarchy are exposed to continued restrictions on their human rights.