Saudi Arabia continues to around the Middle East region with the new women rights, since 2018, restrictions on women spectators in sports stadiums were eased by the GeneralSport Authority, the country’s governing body for sports.
The 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his ambitious reforms are able to change the face of Saudi Arabia cardinally. the year 2030 should become extremely important because of Prince’s “vision for 2030” plan. The historic decree signed in September allowed women in Saudi Arabia to drive vehicles was the trigger to the further changes.
The next step for empowering women is allowing them into three arenas in major cities, according to a statement issued Sunday by the GeneralSport Authority, the country’s governing body for sports. In fact, the statement reads that three major male-only stadiums should begin preparations to “accommodate families”.
2018 will be crucial for Saudi Arabian women
Three arenas of King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, King Abdullah Sport City in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam in 2018 will start to accommodate families, but there is still no information about specific seating arrangements. According to the old rules, Saudi men and women are customarily separated in places where they are both allowed. For an instance, for the first time ever in September, women were allowed to enter King Fahd Stadium for a celebration commemorating the kingdom’s 87th anniversary. They were seated in a specific section for families.
The conservative kingdom adheres to some of the strictest interpretations of Sunni Islam in the world. Under its guardianship system, women cannot marry, divorce, travel, get a job or have elective surgery without permission from their male guardians. They cannot mix freely with members of the opposite sex, and must wear a full-length black abaya in public.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “vision for 2030” plan aimed at the economic reinvention rests on a number of pillars, including youth empowerment, social organization and women’s empowerment.