Following through on post 149 on International Women's Day, I found this story on the BBC website. Apparently, several women in Saudi Arabia have been protesting the ban on women driving. For International Women's Day they went one step further, making a video of a woman driving on the public highway (as opposed to within a private compound, which is allowed) - and this was later distributed via YouTube. In the video, the driver calls for an end to the ban and relays her hope that by International Women's Day 2009 things may have changed. Certainly, momentum is building for change, with several Islamic scholars in support. And if progress can be made on this issue, then there is hope for the advancement of other rights too.