Saudi Arabia Women Defy Driving Laws - Catie

Women in Saudi Arabia defied Saudi Arabia’s laws about women’s rights by driving cars last Saturday, October 26th. Only five out of at least twenty-five women who got behind the steering wheel were caught by officials. They were glad that they accomplished the purpose of their campaign.

We have compared and contrasted the governments of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Iran. We discussed citizens’ rights in each country, and this topic actually came up in one of our conversations.

SS7CG5 The student will explain the structures of the national governments of Southwest Asia (Middle East).

a. Compare the parliamentary democracy of the State of Israel, the monarchy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the theocracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting rights and personal freedoms.