Hillary backs Saudi women defying driving ban

October 12, 2013 | By | Reply More

Oct 12, – London: Hillary Rodham Clinton has supported Saudi women who last week defied their kingdom’s ban on female driving. The former US secretary of state told an event in London: “I’m all for it. It is an issue that is symbolic.” She added that the ban is “hard to even rationalise” in today’s world.

hromedia Hillary backs Saudi women defying driving ban arab uprising1Clinton was speaking at London’s Chatham House international affairs think tank on Friday. The organisation awarded her its annual Chatham House Prize to recognise her contribution to international diplomacy and her work in furthering gender equality.

Previous winners of the prize include Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat, contributed to this report.

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Category: Arab uprising, Women Rights

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