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Women in Saudi Arabia finally get to take their place behind the wheel.
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In this episode of NowThis World, Alex Janin explores what was the last ban on women driving in the world, as she speaks to a human rights campaigner and a Saudi lawyer and entrepreneur - who recently got her own license - about how this move affects women, and whether more reforms are on the horizon.

A lot of people are handing the credit to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been hailed by prominent figures in Western Media as a reformer, emancipator of women, and more.

But we wanted to know - does his track record live up to the praise?

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