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Why this female Saudi activist is losing hope for her people

Clip: 04/26/2019 | 8m 11s Video has closed captioning.

Manal al-Sharif inspired Saudi Arabian women to defy their country's ban on female drivers by posting a video of herself behind the wheel. The act saw her jailed but was ultimately influential in the 2018 lifting of the ban. Now based in Australia, al-Sharif is raising awareness of female activists detained by Saudi authorities. Amna Nawaz talks to her about the state of Saudi women’s rights.

Aired: 04/26/19

Rating: NR

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