The Drive for Freedom

Manal al-Sharif


2012 OFF in Oslo


Manal al-Sharif is a women’s activist from Saudi Arabia who made history in 2011 by driving herself as an act of civil disobedience. During her speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012, al-Sharif spoke with BBC journalist Philippa Thomas about the power of Internet activism and the work still to be done to achieve gender equality in Saudi Arabia. 

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