A first motor show, reserved for women

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    A private company of saudi arabia has opened on Thursday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first motor show for the women, who will be allowed to drive in the kingdom from June.

    The lounge, which is located in a shopping mall and whose employees are all women, should enable Saudi women to be able to choose a vehicle before embarking on the roads in five months.


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    It also allows them to find solutions to funding, with banks or financial companies, for the purchase of their vehicle.

    The organizing company intends to extend this concept to other saudi cities.

    In saudi Arabia, a kingdom ultraconservateur governed by a version rigorist islamic law, women are subject to severe restrictions, including clothing, and are in particular subject to the guardianship of a man from their family to go to school or travel.

    In the past two years, the country has, however, announced a series of measures aimed at alleviating the constraints in particular on women and young people. Among these reforms include the decision to allow women to drive vehicles (cars, motorcycles, trucks) from the month of June, or again to authorize the cinemas and concerts.

    They are part of a vast program of economic and social reforms called “Vision 2030,” whose architect is the young crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the new strong man of the kingdom.

    Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to ban driving for women.