The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stressed the importance of the role of women in strengthening the economy, and the protection and rights they enjoy, and obtaining a large share of the reforms and developments witnessed by the Kingdom, especially in the world of work, through the quantity and quality of measures taken in this context, according to a press release.
“During the discussion of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva today, the report of the working group on the issue of discrimination against women, which focused on women’s rights in the changing world of work,” explained the head of the human rights division at the Kingdom’s Mission to the United Nations, Meshaal Bin Ali Al-Balawi in a speech today. The Kingdom has taken many measures aimed at empowering women and enhancing their equality with men in the light of the provisions of Islamic Sharia, and the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 empowering Saudi women have been among its most important priorities, as discrimination against women in jobs, equalization of men with wages, and raising Awareness of the importance of women’s participation and increasing their opportunities to enter the labor market.
He drew attention to the fact that the vision aims to provide job opportunities for approximately one million Saudi women by the year 2030. To end the structural patterns of women and men’s work, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to encourage Saudi women to study various disciplines, especially studying science, technology, mathematics, and engineering disciplines This provides a variety of fields in the labor market, explaining that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – may God protect him – recently issued a royal order appointing 13 women to the Human Rights Commission council, representing half of the members of the council, which is a continuation of what the Kingdom’s government is doing to empower women to occupy Leadership positions.
Al-Balawi added that in order to address violence and harassment in the changing world of work, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through its systems and devices, has devoted its efforts to address the phenomenon of violence against women while performing their work; To enable them to work in a safe environment, by enacting laws to protect women and preserve their rights, such as the anti-harassment system and the system to protect from harm.