In late June, the first Saudi women to legally drive a car in the kingdom started their engines and took off down the road.
The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers was a step forward for women. But it’s just one of a number of recent steps forward for women’s rights in the Arab world.
Still, many women’s rights advocates are only cautiously optimistic. In some countries, laws aimed at helping women aren’t enforced. Nor are public attitudes toward women’s rights necessarily becoming more progressive.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at women’s rights in the Arab world.