A recent report brought to light the fact that women in Saudi Arabia do not have access to libraries.
Raneen Bukhari, a 26-year-old Saudi woman talked to Carbonated.TV about life without access to libraries and other basic things that people usually just take for granted.
She also talked about how things are progressing in the Saudi Kingdom with respect to women. She was optimistic about the change that is gradually but surely taking place.
According to her, things under the current King, Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz have become much better than ever before.
Libraries in the Kingdom, are not the only thing inaccessible to women, they cannot venture out without their legal guardians’ permission, drive cars or interact with the opposite gender. It was only recently that they were allowed to vote and when two female athletes were allowed to participate in the London 2012 Olympics, many could hardly believe it.
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Banner /T humbnail : Reuters, Faisal Al Nasser