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Manal al-Sharif:
A Saudi woman who dared to drive

TEDGlobal 2013 · 14:16 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive
14:16 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so — and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.

Women’s rights activist
Manal al-Sharif advocates for women’s right to drive, male guardianship annulment, and family protection in Saudi Arabia. Full bio
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