Society’s safety is our responsibility’

Walaa Hawari; 8/6/09

“We are not just doorwomen, we are security guards responsible for the safety of our society,” said Mariam, one of 20 women who have completed a training program on becoming security guards. Mariam and her colleagues claim to have achieved self-respect and confidence as a result of the program, entitled Preparing Safety and Security Staff, organized by Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society. “This course is designed for Saudi women to help them serve society, especially as the need for security guards is increasing,” said Reffa, another trainee.