Women in Saudi Arabia attend public soccer game for the first time

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WATCH: For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women were allowed to attend a soccer match at a public stadium.

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On Jan. 12, the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah opened its doors to women. It was the first time unaccompanied women were allowed into the stadium. According to his profile in Forbes, Prince Mohammed bin Salman's strides towards gender equality in Saudi Arabia extends beyond allowing women in sports stadiums:

" For the first time, girls in public schools will be allowed to play sports and get physical education. The women of Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter some of the country’s sports stadiums, earlier an all-male preserve, while a royal decree issued last September will allow women the right to drive in the country, beginning June."

At Sugar and Sports, we couldn't be happier to know that more women are being given a voice and a venue for their love of sports!


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