Wajeha Al Huweider
Wajeha Al Huweider is one of Saudi Arabia’s premier womens’ rights activists and writers, as well as the co-founder of the Association for the Protection and Defense of Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia.
In 2008, Al Huweider received international media attention when a video of her driving in Saudi Arabia was posted on YouTube, as it is currently illegal for women to drive in the kingdom. “Before that, I knew that I’m a human being. However, in the United States I felt it, because I was treated as one,” she said of her time in the West. “I learned life means nothing without freedom. Then I decided to become a real women’s rights activist, in order to free women in my country and to make them feel alive.”title