Saudi Arabia has permitted women to attend football matches

Women in Saudi Arabia for the first time were able to visit a football match

Photo: EPA

The government of Saudi Arabia has permitted women to attend football stadiums for watching the matches. This is stated in the AFP story.

The Agency noted that Saudi Arabia permitted women for the first time to visit a football stadium, because the ultraconservative Kingdom simplifies strict rules that for decades divided the floors.

“This is a very important decision because men and women are equal in society. It allows us to participate in sport in a familiar, natural state, as members of one family”, – said in comments to a resident of Saudi Arabia.

For women in Saudi Arabia, there are strict restrictions: they must wear closed clothes, chat with other men, and to travel, study, or participate in any events, the woman must obtain permission of a guardian or to be accompanied.

In 2015 women in Saudi Arabia allowed to vote and for the first time to participate in municipal elections. On 26 September they were allowed to drive in 2018.

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