Najlaa Asia

West Bank female driver 約旦河西岸首位女司機


Checking a bus engine is an unusual start to the day for a woman in the West Bank.

But there's nothing Najlaa Asia would rather do. She's the first woman licensed to drive public buses in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm.

Being a pioneer isn't easy. She had to pass 12 driving tests. But Najlaa encourages other Palestinian women to break with taboo, and compete on an equal footing with men in all professions.

Vocabulary 詞匯:

engine 發動機

licensed 持照的

pioneer 先驅

taboo 禁忌

on an equal footing 享有同等權利