As part of the cultural development which Saudi Arabia is witnessing, King Salman issued a historical decision to allow women to drive cars like their brothers. This is a complementary step towards a bright future.
Developing societies is greatly important but some secondary major issues are often exaggerated for several reasons and become major obstacles. Women’s driving is an example of this in the Saudi social context.
Vision 2030 led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman under the sponsorship of King Salman says: “Our vision begins from society and ends with it. We believe in the importance of building a vital society where people live according to Islamic principles and moderation and centrism while taking pride in their national identity and ancient cultural heritage.. Perhaps what distinguishes our society is its commitment to Islamic principles and values and strong familial ties. This urges us to provide families with the necessary factors for success to empower them towards looking after their children.” The vision’s aims also include “increasing women’s participation in the workforce from 22% to 30%, empowering women and investing in their capabilities.” The decision lifting the ban on women’s driving is only one practical example of the vision.
The new Saudi Arabia is the glorious Saudi Arabia that pairs what it says with actions. The crown prince told Bloomberg in an interview on April 23, 2016: “We believe women have rights in Islam that they've yet to obtain.” The agency also quoted a former American officer as saying that he met with the prince once and told him he is willing to allow Saudi women to drive but he is waiting for the right moment to discuss the matter with the religious institution. The right moment has thus come paired with good management and determination.
Those following up with the statements of the crown prince, who is leading major domestic and foreign measures towards enhancing the country’s status and pushing it towards the future, knows well that he does not say anything unless he truly means it. His statements about any cause or crisis means that he has a complete plan that he will implement once all the requirements are met. This applies to politics and economy as well as to cultural and social-related matters.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر