- Photos of Saudi Arabia’s first female Hajj and Umrah security guards on duty have got the attention of many people as the country is not known for the empowerment of women
- Among tweeps who shared their opinion about the photos were those who said that allowing female guards in the Saudi Grand Mosque is a hasty decision
- The new development is part of the plans to uplift women in the kingdom as supported by the crown prince's visionfor 2030
The photos of female police guards in uniform ensuring security in the Saudi Grand Mosque have generated massive reactions on social media.
After the country’s Ministry of Interior released photos, the snaps were reshared by different accounts that said the development is a great one.
Gulf News reports that the officers ensure that security measures are followed during Hajj and Umrah.
In the snaps, the female guards stood smart with confidence as they wore black facemasks that matched the colour of their hijabs.
The same media gathered that in February 2021, the Saudi Ministry of Defence called on both women and men to take up various vacancies in the military.
According to Alarabiya, it is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 vision to advance the place of women in the Saudi community.
One of the female officers who spoke to the media said that among the things they do in the mosque is to ensure that all COVID-19 measures are duly followed by everyone.
It should be noted that earlier in 2021, the military law was amended to allow women to join the country’s armed forces.
Briefly News compiled some of the Twitter reactions to the development:
"Proud of her and all the girls."
"Everything is changing. May Allah forgive us."
"I wonder why the king of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia could let such a thing happen? Why the predecessors did not allow it if it was good?"
"There were women guards always but not in police uniforms."
"What a positive transformation. More grease to your elbow MBS."
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that a young lady made waves after sharing her bricklaying work. Hlayisani Lorraine Sono, has gotten much attention on the internet after photos showing her at construction work surfaced on the internet.
Women Power Africa on their LinkedIn page said that the South African lady is also the founder of Mhani Builder Construction and Projects.
According to the association, Hlayisani's company also carries out roofing and painting duties. The 31-yer-old woman encouraged women to follow after their passion irrespective of what people say.
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