Jordanian woman breaks shame culture, opens first women-only garage in Irbid

Jordan

Published: 2019-03-07 12:15

Last Updated: 2019-03-07 13:26


Balqis is the first Jordanian woman to run a garage.
Balqis is the first Jordanian woman to run a garage.
Roya News Source

Balqis Bani Hani was able to break the shame culture and overcome several obstacles by opening the first women-only garage in Irbid governorate, north of Jordan.

Because of her will and determination, Balqis is now considered as the first Jordanian woman to become a mechanic.

“Female drivers feel more comfortable going to a women-only garage," Balqis said, adding that people’s reactions were positive and encouraging.