Woman racer to make history in Saudi Arabia

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Nov, 2019. 08:07 pm
Reema Al-Jafali

Saudi Arabia has undergone several changes over the past few years. Recently, the first cultural festival was held in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, which will continue until December.

Women’s wrestling was also organized for the first time at the festival held in Riyadh and for the first time, women and male artists performed together at the same cultural festival.

27-year-old Saudi Arabia’s Reema Al-Juffali is set to make a new history. Reema Juffali set to become the first Saudi woman to race in an international series.

Reema Al Juffali will participate in the Formula E car electronic car race competition ‘Jagger ICE Trophy’ next week, November 22-23.

Earlier, on June 2018, women were arrested for driving a car in Saudi Arabia and three months after the ban was lifted on women driving, 26-year-old Reema Al Jafali has become the first Saudi woman to earn a racer’s licence.

Promoting the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia has also announced a visa policy for tourists, and before that, Saudi Arabia’s visas were mostly used only by Muslim travelers and businessmen.

Also read: Feminism is not a crime in Saudi Arabia, confirms HRC

Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Saudi Arabia confirmed the fact that feminism is not a crime in Saudi Arabia. They also pointed out the fact that quality actions are being taken to boost women’s empowerment in the country.

They said, “The kingdom accords utmost importance to women’s rights.” HRC also confirmed that Saudi Arabia encourages women rights and empower them to attain sustainable development goals of the country to be achieved until 2030.

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