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The Chairman of the Society: The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 has contributed to enhancing the women status and supporting their rights by achieving gender equality.

On the eighth of March, the international community celebrates the International Women’s Day every year, following the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, as an official occasion.

On this occasion, the Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights, Mr. Khaled bin Abdul Rahman Al-Fakhri, has stated that this day is an important occasion to review all the reforms that aimed at enhancing women’s participation in economic, social and other development through several initiatives and programs that have contributed to empowering women leaders in decision-making positions. For instance, the programs that strengthen women’s leadership and achieving gender balance in labor systems, unifying the retirement age for both sexes, and preventing discrimination between the sexes in terms of wages, type of job, its field and working hour. In addition, there are many programs that enable women to engage in business without obtaining prior approval and other means aimed at supporting and promoting women’s rights.

Furthermore, the Chairman of the Society has emphasized that the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 has also contributed to enhancing the status of women and supporting their rights through achieving gender equality and empowering them at the national and international levels, which allowed women to play an important role in development

The Chairman of the Society has also pointed out that the regulations in force in the Kingdom, such as the protection system from abuse, the personal status system, the labor system, the harassment system and others, have contributed to providing more guarantees for women on the ground.

Finally, the Chairman has concluded his statement saying that it is necessary to intensify awareness programs on women’s rights as stipulated in the regulations, in a way that contributes to enabling them to know their rights guaranteed by the provisions of Islamic Sharia and the regulations in force in the Kingdom, in addition to the importance of raising society’s awareness of these rights so as to respect them.