"This is a historic big day in our kingdom," Prince Khaled bin Salman, #saudiarabia’s ambassador.
On September 26, 2017, the Saudi Foreign ministry announced that women soon would be allowed to drive according to the issued royal decree on his official twitter. Then the government will implement the new decree starting June 24, 2018. Thousands of Saudi women celebrated the decision online because the significance behind this victory is huge. Photo above is #manalalsharif, one of women behind the #women2drive campaign, post a photo of herself in a car to celebrating. She currently lives in Australia, she was once jailed in Saudi Arabia in 2011 due to the video she posted on Youtube, driving a car with a black headscarf and sunglasses. The act inspired her to start the campaign due to the death threats it brings to her. She said the magnitude of the decision to allow women to drive "won't make sense" to those outside the country, "but if you live in Saudi Arabia, it's a huge battle that was won today.” Marwa Abdelghani, media worker at the Muslim Public Affairs Council said:”Saudi Arabian women are going to continue fighting and are going to continue running these campaigns to try to overturn these laws. Indeed, it’s just a beginning, Saudi women are continue to fight for themselves, get what originally belonged to them.