09.24.134:19 PM ET

Getting Saudi Women Behind the Wheel

Campaign urges women to drive October 26.

One campaign wants to empower Saudi women by getting them to drive October 26. It garnered more than 8,700 signatures since September 21. The country’s head of morality says that Islamic law does not actually ban driving for women. “While no laws explicitly ban Saudi women from driving, citizens must use locally issued licenses. These are not issued to women, making it in effect illegal for them to drive,” according to Reuters. Activists have attempted to jump-start driving campaigns in the past few years, but they have been largely unsuccessful so far.