Women in Saudi Arabia will be legally allowed to drive a car from Saturday, 24 June 2018, but the women activists who spearheaded the campaign to end the driving ban remain behind bars.
Until now, Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where it was illegal for women to drive.
Saudi law required them to be driven by a chauffeur or a male family member.
A 2017 royal decree from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman allowed women to obtain drivers’ licences.
As many as 2,000 women now have permission to drive their own cars.