Report and vocabulary
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.
mechanical part of a vehicle which makes it move
with official permission to do something
person who does something others are not yet doing
something that is avoided for religious or social reasons
- on an equal footing
having the same rights and conditions as others