Benjamin G. Bishin

Nota: Este archivo abarca los artículos publicados por el autor desde el 1 de febrero de 2009. Para fechas anteriores realice una búsqueda entrecomillando su nombre.

Hessah al-Ajaji drives her car on the capital’s busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 24. (Nariman El-Mofty/AP)

Saudi Arabia, under the initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, gave women in the kingdom the right to drive.

Saudi Arabia has been the only country in the world to ban women from driving — an internationally recognized symbol of unequal status. Along with the ability to drive has come new rights and freedoms: the ability to join the military, work in intelligence services and attend sporting events and concerts. A senior cleric even commented that women should not be required to wear the abaya.

Saudi Arabia is in good company. Across the Middle East and North Africa, countries have been upgrading women’s rights.…  Seguir leyendo »