29 Sep 2013

Right to drive sought by Saudi women

9:32 am on 29 September 2013

An online campaign for women to have the right to drive in Saudi Arabia has attracted more than 11,000 signatures in support.

The campaign has set 26 October as a day for Saudi women to take to the roads - in defiance of an informal ban on women behind the wheel.

The BBC reports several videos of women driving have been posted on the campaign's website. There is even a song linked to the campaign entitled It's Our Right to Drive.

The website says the Saudi government must provide a valid and legal justification if it continues to deny women the right to drive. It urges that appropriate means be provided for women to apply for permits and licences.