In a bid to reform Saudi Arabia, the Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman together with the sports federation in the country, has launched the womens football league. This comes two years after women in the country were banned from exercising their right to movement in the country.
Officials say the aim of the latest move is to boost female participation in sports. The capital city of Riyadh and two other cities will host most of the games. The government-run Saudi Sports for All Federation said:
“The launch of the [league] will bolsters women’s participation in sports at the community level and will generate increased recognition for women’s sports achievements,”
In 2018, a royal decree allowed Saudi women to travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission and restaurant segregation was scrapped in the once warzone and strictest country.