Female drivers in Saudi Arabia will be “strictly” deal with, according to authorities on Thursday.
Meanwhile activists are planning a “right-to-drive” campaign against the government.
It is only in Saudi Arabia where women cannot drive. In early October, activists said they will step up their campaign against Saudi Arabia’s backwards policies.
Using social media, they will encourage women drivers to post pictures of themselves on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #IWillDriveMyself. Videos on YouTube and WhatsApp will also use the same hashtag for the campaign.
However, the Saudi Interior Ministry said they will strictly implement measures against anybody who “contributes in any manner or by any acts, towards providing violaters with the opportunity to undermine the social cohesion.”
The official Saudi Press had published the statement.
More than 2700 people have signed an online petition against the Saudi Arabian kingdom’s decision regarding women’s driving. Activists have also told the AFP that two or three women are sharing their driving posts daily on social media.
In Saudi Arabia, women are fined for using vehicles even with their husband’s consent. In Saudi Arabia, women also need a male guardian’s approval to work and marry. Single men have areas of their own in restaurants.