Saudi Arabia will permit ladies into three games stadiums out of the blue from one year from now, specialists said Sunday (Oct 29), in a milestone move that would open up the already male-just scenes to families.
The kingdom, which has a portion of the world’s most secure confinements on ladies, has since quite a while ago banished ladies from sports fields by strict guidelines on isolation of the genders in broad daylight.
The declaration is in accordance with capable Crown Prince Mohammed receptacle Salman’s yearning change drive shaking up the ultra-moderate kingdom, including the choice to enable ladies to drive from next June.
“Starting the preparation of three stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman to be ready to accommodate families from early 2018,” the General Sports Authority said on Twitter.
Last month, authorities allowed hundreds of women to throng a sports stadium in Riyadh, used mostly for football matches, for the first time to mark Saudi Arabia’s national day. Under the country’s guardianship system, a male family member – normally the father, husband or brother – must grant permission for a woman’s study, travel and other activities.
But the kingdom appears to be relaxing some norms as part of its “Vision 2030” plan for economic and social reforms, which aims to boost female employment.