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Saudi Arabia Celebrates International Women’s Day

Saudi Arabia Celebrates International Women’s Day

Saturday, 9 March, 2019 - 10:30
Many events are held in Saudi Arabia to celebrate Women’s International Day (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Jeddah - Aisha Jaafari

Many government agencies and private sector institutions in Saudi Arabia celebrated International Women’s Day in numerous events, while government and private websites witnessed a review of the successes and achievements of Saudi women in the country.

In this context, the "Trust" initiative was launched in Jeddah, during which four Saudi women recounted their success stories in the field of entrepreneurship and self-development. .

The initiative aims at empowering women to enter the Saudi labor market and activate their role in society under the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

With the support of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, a number of women’s sports competitions were organized from March 1-6. An exhibition was also held at King Saud University to highlight achievements by Saudi women at all levels. The event featured dialogue sessions with the participation of leading female Saudi figures.

The Riyadh Chamber will mark International Women’s Day in a forum on women's empowerment on Saturday. The forum will highlight the role of Saudi women in various fields of work and their active participation in the development process.

While King Saud University organized a marathon as part of the promotion of Saudi women's presence and empowerment in sport, Saudi Aramco celebrated International Women's Day within the company's quest to include and empower women in various positions and to create a better gender balance.

The Public Prosecution participated in International Women’s Day through its Twitter platform, where it said that women occupy key positions as the number of female prosecutors is 200. The Public Prosecution also touched on the women’s legal rights of protection from any kind of violence, abuse and harassment.

Taif University, west of the Kingdom, is organizing a forum entitled “Saudi Women ... Ambitions and Achievements under the Kingdom’s Vision 2030”. The forum is held under the patronage of Dr. Hossam bin Abdul Wahab Zaman, Rector of the University.

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