November 30, 2017

Driving Forward: Women in the Gulf Assess a Changing Landscape

Kristin Diwan, Alanoud Al-Sharekh, and Loujain al-Hathloul

November 30, 2017

The royal decree permitting women to drive in Saudi Arabia has focused attention on the social advances of women in the kingdom. Improvements extend across the Gulf Arab states, with women finding greater opportunities in business, government, and society.

AGSIW was pleased to host a panel discussion assessing the shifting roles of Gulf women, taking stock of both advances and the challenges ahead.

Speakers:

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist
Alanoud Al-Sharekh, Research Associate, London Middle East Institute, SOAS University of London
Kristin Smith Diwan, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW (Moderator)

Driving Forward: Women in the Gulf Assess a Changing Landscape