Here is a Washington Post article about Iraqi women reclaiming their freedoms – including the freedom to drive.
The black-masked militias have vanished from most Baghdad streets, and the car bombings are down to one or two a day. So one recent afternoon, Hadeel Ahmed, a ponytailed college student in jeans, did something few Iraqi women have dared in recent years.
She drove a car.
“It bothers me to have to depend on my brother or father to take me everywhere,” the 25-year-old student declared, after finishing a class at al-Riyadh Driving School. “I want to be independent.”