A Football First For Saudi Women

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Women in Saudi Arabia have made history, as they entered a stadium to watch a football match for the first time.

According to the BBC, some in the conservative kingdom criticised the decision to allow women to attend football matches – but that did not deter female fans, who queued to go through “women-only” gates.

It’s the latest of a number of firsts for Saudi women; later this year, they’ll be able to drive.

To prepare them for this new-found freedom, the first women’s car showroom has opened in the city of Jeddah on Thursday.

There are, however, several things that Saudi women still cannot do without the permission of the men in their lives – including applying for passports, travelling abroad, getting married, opening a bank account, starting particular businesses, getting elective surgery, or leaving prison.

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