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

According to the decision adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, the international community celebrates the International Women’s Day every year on the 8th of March 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 reforms aimed at enhancing women’s participation in economic, social and other sectors through several initiatives and programs that have contributed to empowering women leaders in decision-making positions. For instance, there are many initiatives concerning strengthening women’s leadership and achieving balance between gender in work systems, unifying the retirement age for both sexes, and preventing discrimination between sexes in terms of wages, type of job, its field and working hours, in addition to enabling women to engage in business without obtaining prior approval and other means aimed at supporting and promoting women’s rights.

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

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

Finally, the Chairman of the Society has concluded his statement asserting on the necessity of intensifying awareness-raising 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 law and the regulations in force in the Kingdom, in addition to the importance of raising society’s awareness of these rights in order to respect them.


The National Society for Human Rights