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German police officers are seen during a lecture session as part of an advance training course for female Saudi Border Guards. (AN file photo). Related Articles. Saudi Border Guard rescues Briton, Indian in Arabian Gulf · Saudi Border Guards seize 700kg of cannabis smuggled from Yemen. ... police
A student at the female-only campus of Effat University, sits for the first time in the driver's seat, during training sponsored by Ford Motor, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, March 6, 2018. A stunning royal decree issued last year by King Salman announcing that women would be allowed to drive in 2018 upended one of the ...

DUBAI: Education is the main driving forces for Saudi women's empowerment and that has been the case since the 1960s, renowned Saudi historian, academic ... Speaking to Arab News in Dubai recently, Hatoon said that there are more women graduates and qualified women in Saudi Arabia than men.
Saudi women have always been doing something," Rajab said. And Gouth and Rajab are no exception. Beyond driving, they want to make a difference for women in their country. "I'm going to be an architect and [want to] be able to change how people view women in the workplace. ... People don't ...
I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the second time in six months and could feel the change between my visits despite the short span of time. More women were walking around in colorful abayas in the conservative Saudi capital. Music was audible in some cafes. And a weekend outdoor funfair was ... Reporter
Over 40 Saudi women have taken up cordiality jobs in Makkah hotels in human resources departments, reservations, reception, and cooking departments. "We are determined to be more professional and learn everything new in the hotel world," Sarrah Najjar, a receptionist, said. "It is a pleasure and ...
The workshop concluded with what remains a rare opportunity for women in Saudi Arabia: the chance to drive a car through a course of cones in a parking lot. Before she got her shot behind the wheel, Ms. Alzahrani, the architecture student, said she had driven Jet Skis in the Red Sea and motorcycles ... Saudi Women
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become the most influential Arab leader of a generation. His father, King Salman, named him heir to the throne just nine months ago, a move that could shape the direction of Saudi Arabia -- and the Middle East -- for decades to come. And as ...
Saudi women, who hold more than $200 billion in capital, learned on Sunday they no longer need their male guardian's approval to start a business. The decision by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment is part of a plan to give women in the kingdom equal rights with men and encourage them to invest ...
I remember when I graduated from university three years ago. Almost everything was impossible for me as a female graduate dreaming to step into the labor market to pursue my dreams and be independent. That was because all jobs, except for teaching, were considered socially taboo. Women were ...
Eqbal Darandari, a member of the Saudi Shoura Council, called for the implementation of the mandatory recruitment of Saudi women in the military for three months to a year to prepare them to serve the country in the event of a crisis, war or attack. In an interview with Al Arabiya, Darandari said that all ...
Jeddah: Two years ago, Jeddah-based health enthusiast Rasha Al Hambra founded Bliss Runners to encourage other Saudi women to adopt a healthy lifestyle through running. Health experts worldwide regard running as the best form of cardio, and Rasha is determined to promote a walking and running ...
Dubai-based ride-sharing app Careem has opened up applications for women in Saudi Arabia, and 1,000 have already put their names forward. Speaking to Thomson Reuters site Zawya, co-founder Magnus Olsson said Careem was looking to expand significantly in the country. SUBSCRIBE. FOLLOW ...
The Saudi relationship counsellor welcomed the remarks made last week by Sheikh Abduallah Al Mutlaq, a member of the country's Council of Senior Scholars, in which he said that dressing modestly did not necessitate wearing the full body covering. Women in Saudi Arabia are required to wear an abaya ...
Saudi women last year celebrated a big win when they were granted the right to drive, now the woman behind the campaign says she'll celebrate on the day she's recognised as a citizen of her own country. Manal al-Sharif was at the forefront of the Women2Drive campaign, which was run by rights activists ...

Visitors to Saudi Arabia often find it hard to scratch beneath the country's surface: life in the Kingdom is family-orientated and intensely private. Despite its image, though, normal Saudis have always had more fun and enjoyed a more liberal lifestyle than outsiders assume. It's just a question of looking ...
(CNN) Not many women in Saudi Arabia have a day similar to that of Manal Ghazwan and her two colleagues. ... "There are now 600,000 Saudi women working for the private sector, 30,000 of whom joined the market last September and October," says Khaled Abalkhail, a spokesman for the Ministry of ...
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Celebrating Saudi Arabia's historic decision to grant women driver's licenses, Nissan recently offered a group of young women the chance to get behind the wheel for the first time – with a surprise group of driving instructors. The conservative kingdom announced in September last ...
Manama: Dona Mohammad Al Ghamdi's victory in the 2018 International Boxing Championship in Jordan has given a shot in the arm to the drive to give more rights to Saudi women. On Friday, Dona became the first Saudi woman to be crowned at the championship that featured several boxers from ...
File photo of a Saudi woman getting in the back seat of her car in Jeddah. Some 70 percent of women in Saudi Arabia are likely to drive once they are allowed to take the wheel in June this year. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Friday, 2 February 2018. Text size A A A. The General Directorate of ...
It is likely that taxis driven by Saudi women could be seen zooming past on the Kingdom's roads from June when women in Saudi will be officially allowed to drive cars. The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is busy making regulations that could also allow women to work as taxicab drivers. Rumaih ...
Earlier this month, Saudi women attended football matches at three major football stadiums for the first time, overcoming an infamous symbol of gender segregation in one of the Islamic world's most deeply conservative nations. While the attendees savored the moment, debate raged over the significance of ...
In Nissan's latest campaign, themed #SheDrives, a group of Saudi women were taken out for their first lesson behind the wheel. AP. Nissan Middle East has given women in Saudi Arabia special driving lessons to mark the country's landmark decision to lift the ban on female drivers. In a decree issued in ...
Dina Alhamrani's photos (at right) show a bride wearing a red "pre-wedding dress" and gold-leaf henna designs on her hands. "I want to tell brides never to let go of their heritage," Alhamrani says. "We have very, very vibrant colors. That's the message I try to convey. And the bride is looking at the light: ...
Reema bint Bandar Al Saud said: "Please just don't look at us as oil… Human capital is the new currency and I really would encourage you to look at us that way." While the shifting social dynamics would be "necessary" to improve the Saudi economy, it was also the "right thing to do" she said.
DAVOS: Mona Al-Marri, one of the most influential advocates of women's empowerment in the Arab world, believes that women in Saudi Arabia have a unique opportunity to advance their cause ... “For those Saudi women who have chosen to live outside the country, it is a chance to go back and take part.
An all-female art/projects exhibit by Saudi women artists is set to open this week at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC. The exhibit is a reminder that Saudi women's talents have long been exercised, even as they are slow for the world to see and for Saudis to fully appreciate. “Women's Point of View” is ...
These rules and customs have a tangible impact on the lives of Saudi women and its economy, with the country ranking 138 out of 144 in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum on gender parity. That's up from 141 the previous year. And guardianship isn't universally reviled.
Shoura female members call for equal pay for Saudi women in private sector. ASEEL BASHRAHEEL ... The wage gap based on gender in the private sector has tripled in the last few years, and according to the World Economic Forum Saudi women make 56 percent of what their male peers are making.”
RIYADH: Saudi females will be recruited at the rank of private to work in airports and land border-crossing points, the General Directorate of Passports has announced. Registration and admission applications will be received from Jan. 21 to 25. The directorate has set some conditions for the recruitment.
PARIS: Despite enjoying some newfound freedoms such as the right to attend a football match, Saudi women, particularly rights activists, continue to be silenced, two rights groups said Wednesday. The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation against ...
Women in Saudi Arabia have finally got the opportunity of watching football at their country's stadium. It was not easy – however, change is the law of nature. Everything changes with the passing of time. Even Saudi Arabia opened its stadiums for women after accepting the change. For the longest time, ...
The salaries of Saudi women working in the private sector are 56 percent less than their male counterparts, placing the kingdom at number 107 in gender pay gap worldwide. The issue was raised by Shoura Council members Latifah Al-Shalaan and Moudi Al-Khalaf, who demanded a supervisory ...
DUBAI — Women in the Kingdom are asserting themselves in ways that were unimaginable until recently and creating a niche for themselves in all walks of life. One such woman is Reema Al Sadlan who recently bagged Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business in the Female Executive of the Year ...
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, left, is being briefed about the center by Yahya Al-Shangiti, vice president of the gold sector at Saudi Arabian Mining Co., right, in Madinah on Tuesday. Related Articles. SR11.6 million spent by Saudi women to obtain driving licenses in three countries · JVE, Hino to ...
THE recent decision by the supreme authorities to allow women driving in Saudi Arabia has come at a time when the Kingdom has been witnessing sweeping changes on several fronts. Women are active members of society and play a pivotal role in the country's economic development. Women typically ...
Women in Saudi Arabia get right to drive trucks and motorcycles. Saudi women in Riyadh (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images). Benjamin Butterworth 2 weeks Tuesday December 19th 2017. Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive trucks and motorcycles from June 2018. The ultra ...
Some 70% of women in Saudi Arabia are most likely to drive once they are allowed to take the wheel in June 2018. A recent study by Ipsos showed that the most prominent methods of transportation for women in the Kingdom are either to be driven by a male member of the family or through the use of ...
A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, in this September 27, 2017 photo. (AFP). Related Articles. Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles · Saudi UNESCO contender highlights cultural tourism drive in Kingdom · Special centers to hold arrested ...
The women took up training courses prepared by economists to be the nucleus of work in the field of sales and maintenance of all mobile devices and help increase the employment rate among Saudi women. The Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced that the total number of Saudi female ...
I felt honored to be one of the first females to sing in a public concert in Saudi Arabia,” Tawaji told Arab News. “Saudi ladies are very close to the heart.” Still, those rare moments of freedom do not detract from the long list of things Saudi women are unable to do independently. Women in Saudi Arabia are ...
“Saudi women have been doing amazing things for several decades and now the environment is being facilitated to contribute just like everyone else,” she said. Women also began holding positions in several areas: the Saudi Stock Exchange, which is chaired by a woman; the Ministry of Justice; the public ...
Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship ...
This June, for the first time ever, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive. Interested in Saudi Arabia? Add Saudi Arabia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Saudi Arabia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Saudi Arabia. Add Interest. In this deeply conservative country, which for ...
Women in Saudi Arabia enthusiastically walked around the first car show catering to them on Thursday, just a few months after King Salman granted them the right to drive. The exhibition was held in the less conservative port city of Jeddah and focused on fuel-efficient cars. Saleswomen were on hand to ...
Saudi women attend an event to celebrate the 87th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Sept. 23, 2017. (Reuters). Related Articles. Saudi women to work in mining industry · JVE, Hino to train Saudi women to drive trucks · Saudi women traffic wardens awaits final confirmation. JEDDAH: The ...
“I've heard about many of the hardships that women in Saudi Arabia have to go through, and how closely it's tied with the Quran. Women are treated like second-class citizens in public. There are videos of some being beaten by a group of men for violating one of many laws imposed on them. It's craziness ...
The women took up training courses prepared by economists to be the nucleus of work in the field of sales and maintenance of all mobile devices and help increase the employment rate among Saudi women. The Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced that the total number of Saudi female ...


 

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