Right Now Radio Podcast 11/8/11

By Right Now Radio

Saudia Arabia was left relatively untouched by the uprisings for democracy that swept the Arab world in early 2011. However this year a smaller, but remarkably passionate and dynamic movement has hit the country- it has been labeled the ‘Women’s Spring’. It is being led by a group of Saudi women who are using the internet to bring an end to the religious ban that prevents them from driving. We will look at the campaign with Aziza Abdel-Halim, President of the Muslim Women’s National Network Australia, and whether the campaign will find success.

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