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There was a historic shift just last month when Saudi Arabia started allowing women to drive. Samah Damanhoori, a 29 year old woman, was watching closely from California.
A few weeks before "Driving Day" on June 24th, the Saudi security officials jailed more than a dozen women activists. Even though the driving band was released the guardianship rules remain in place.
Saudi woman are required to have a male guardian to make major life decisions on her behalf, even if she's an adult. Damanhoori has been speaking out against the laws from San Francisco.
She now sees her role as an outside voice for Saudi women's rights. She also gives talks and uploads them to YouTube to reach an audience back home.