The False Promise of Saudi Reform – A Conversation with Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif
Middle East and North Africa
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Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif garnered international attention and was detained after posting YouTube video of herself driving in an act of civil disobedience. Despite intimidation, al-Sharif pushed the #Women2Drive movement forward, which eventually helped lift the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia. At OFFinNY, 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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