The conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying to change its image, especially when it comes to the rights and social status of women. New licenses have been issued for women-only gyms. Apparently, the concept goes down well with Saudi women.
Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter sports areas for the first time starting next year, officials have announced. The landmark move is the latest step towards social reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman says women should choose for themselves whether they want to wear black robes and face coverings. Although his remarks could signify a big step for women's rights, there was one catch.
Saudi Arabia has allowed female football fans into a stadium in the western city of Jiddah, marking the first time Saudi women were able to watch a game in person. The move comes as a part of wider liberalization drive.
A Saudi Arabian football stadium will open its doors to women on Friday for the first time in the nation's history. DW finds out what this means to a country that has begun to introduce more liberal values.
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