Women in Saudi Arabia may now legally drive. Given that it’s 2018, let’s call this a small, but notable, advance for human rights.
Al Jazeera reminds us of the oppressive situation inside the absolute monarchy to this day: “This system has stripped Saudi women of the rights that most Muslim women elsewhere enjoy. A woman in Saudi Arabia is legally treated as a minor from cradle to grave; she needs the consent of a male guardian to be able to study, travel, work, marry or obtain some official documents. A divorced or widowed mother is subject to the guardianship of her own teenage son.”
Nevertheless, there is cause to celebrate this victory and that’s what German carmaker, Audi, is doing.
The film is a 75-second homage to the newly won freedom for Saudi women.
Naturally, Audi is eager to welcome new customers and the Kingdom is eager to spur economic advancements.
The new Audi A8 will be available in Saudi Arabia in the second half of 2018 to complement the luxury brand’s existing model lineup.
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