Saudi rights body lauds steps to empower women

Abdul Rahman Shaheen; 15/1/10

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission commended the steps taken by the government to empower women and elevate their position and status in the society. In its latest report on “Women’s status in the Kingdom”, the government body recommended increasing job opportunities for women. The report highlighted remarkable achievements and contributions being made by Saudi women in various sectors. “The participation of women in the nation’s growth and development process is outstanding. Saudi women are showing their capabilities to take up challenging responsibilities and are playing vital role in various key sectors, keeping pace with the lofty position bestowed to them by the Islamic Sharia,” the report noted.

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