沙特阿拉伯将允许女性进体育场

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年10月30日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

沙特阿拉伯女性2017年9月23日在首都利雅得一个体育场参加国庆日庆祝活动。(资料照片)
沙特阿拉伯女性2017年9月23日在首都利雅得一个体育场参加国庆日庆祝活动。(资料照片)FILE - Saudi Arabian women attend a rally celebrating National Day, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 23, 2017.

从明年起,沙特阿拉伯的女性将可以在全国三个体育场参加体育赛事。这是沙特为改善妇女权益所做努力的一部分。

上个月,数以百计妇女得以进入首都利雅得一个以足球赛事为主的体育场,参加沙特阿拉伯国庆日的庆祝活动。

沙特体育总局星期天在社交媒体上宣布,已经开始筹备,让利雅得、吉达和达曼的三座体育场从2018年年初开始能够接待整个家庭。

沙特这个极端保守的王国有着世界上对妇女最严格的限制。沙特在公众场合严格执行将男性和女性隔离的规定,因此长期禁止女性进入体育场馆。

在此之前,沙特上个月还宣布从明年6月起允许妇女驾车。

沙特预计还将解除女性不得去影院的禁令,以及鼓励男女共同参加欢庆活动。这些都是前所未见的。

Saudi Arabia to Open Sports Stadiums to Women in Reform Push

Starting next year, Saudi women will be able to attend sports events at three stadiums across the country, as part of the kingdom's efforts to improve women's rights.

Last month hundreds of women were allowed to enter a sports stadium in Riyadh, used mostly for football matches, in a one-off event to celebrate Saudi Arabia's national day.

On Sunday, the General Sports Authority announced on social media that it was "starting the preparation of three stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam to be ready to accommodate families from early 2018."

The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public.

The announcement follows one last month which will allow women to drive starting next June.

The kingdom is also expected to lift a public ban on cinemas and has encouraged mixed-gender celebrations - something unseen before.