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Saudi women reaping empowerment gains under Vision 2030

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia celebrates its 92nd National Day as Saudi women make great strides in all areas and reap the fruits of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .

Women’s empowerment is at the heart of the Vision 2030 reform programme, which since its launch in 2016 has led to far-reaching social and economic transformation in which women have and share equal roles with men.

Saudi women are part of a groundbreaking initiative that matches the culture of Saudi society and the breathtaking changes of our times. This has been made possible thanks to the support of wise leaders since the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The leadership will focus on promoting the circle of development of the country based on the principles of equality and equal opportunity, starting with giving women the right to education, starting with enabling them to attain higher status. have paid for

World attention as Saudi women began to enjoy the royal family’s full confidence in taking on important responsibilities and playing their role as partner citizens in building the country and its institutions, despite difficulties and obstacles. has become the target of

The Government of Saudi Arabia is committed to a cohesive effort to achieve gender equality in society across different sectors by improving women’s working conditions in all sectors by strengthening women’s rights, support systems and care programs. adopted the method.

The government has introduced reforms to promote women’s involvement in economic development. This includes setting an age of equality for men and women, preventing gender discrimination in respect of wages, occupations, fields of work and hours, and allowing women to incorporate and practice commercial businesses without prior authorization. Agree.

Arguably, the empowerment Saudi women are witnessing is nothing new.Dating back to the beginning of the year 1360 AH, which corresponds to 1941, women were empowered to receive an education by enrolling in schools in many of the kingdom’s cities and villages. I understand that you were entitled to receive In her 1379 AH, which corresponds to 1959, the General Assembly for Women’s Education was established and various stages of schools were created, followed by women’s colleges and women’s departments of colleges. In addition, they began to benefit from her foreign scholarship program begun in 1426.

Another landmark initiative was the opening of the world’s largest women’s university, Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh in 1429 AH. It is the kingdom’s first integrated women-only government college campus. Princess Aljawala bint Fahad bin Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman was appointed as the university’s first Chancellor.

Furthermore, the biggest event was 1430 AH, corresponding to 2009, when the first Saudi female professor, Noura Al-Fayez, was appointed Deputy Minister of Education, sending Saudi women’s ambitions flying high without borders. In light of the prosperity and development the kingdom began to witness in various areas.

While 2017 has been dubbed the ‘Year of Saudi Women’s Empowerment’, 2018 saw the empowerment of women in new areas, including driving rights, and the adoption of the Anti-Harassment Act. Acknowledge leadership commitment and follow-up to protect a woman while ensuring her full human rights.

There were also important decisions to allow girls’ sports in schools, allow Saudi women to participate in the Olympics, and allow Saudi families to enter stadiums to watch football matches. A woman was also granted an aircraft pilot’s license for the first time in Saudi Arabia’s history.

In 2019, a Saudi woman became the first Saudi ambassador. In February 2019, a royal decree appointing Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan as ministerial-level Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States further underscored the bright image of Saudi women’s capabilities and efficiency in all spheres.

This is an equal opportunity for women in Saudi Arabia with their male counterparts, thanks to the utmost enthusiasm and care of King Salman, patron of the Two Holy Mosques, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, architect of Saudi Vision 2030. By providing a .

In line with Vision 2030, the Kingdom continues to strive to achieve one ambitious goal after another in terms of women’s empowerment. Active participation in the Shoura Council and security field. They began to hold senior positions in the education sector, going so far as to nominate themselves to the mayoral presidency.

Supporting women’s capabilities in Saudi Arabia by empowering them and providing them with opportunities in diverse fields to make them truly effective partners in the ongoing nation-building and development march. You can see that

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