Refugee women learning to drive

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:13 pm on 27 June 2018

This week women in Saudi Arabia were granted the right to drive, abolishing the world's last ban on female drivers. 

Many refugee women here in New Zealand never learned how to drive in their original countries. So a training programme was set up in 2012 to help these women gain more independence by getting their drivers licenses.

Naomi Tocher from ChangeMakers Refugee Forum tells us about 'Turning the Curve'. You can find out more here. 

volunteer Janet (left) and driver Suldano (right) after Suldano passed her test.

volunteer Janet (left) and driver Suldano (right) after Suldano passed her test. Photo: Supplied