Saudi Women Empowerment Conference
Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University is holding a two-day conference to highlight how Saudi Arabia is helping empower women through national reforms, government policies and private initiatives.
The conference, which will be held on November 22-23, will bring together more than 60 Saudi experts, ministers and universities. It will explore seven axes and indicators for empowering women in local and international organizations.
Dr. Nouf bint Abdul-Ajmi, the university's vice president for female student affairs, who is also the chair of the organizing committee, told Arab News that many prominent women figures will participate in the conference.
Al-Ajmi said, "Saudi women have made great strides towards empowerment, thanks to legislation and laws issued to enhance the status of women, protect their social and personal rights, and ensure their participation as decision-makers."
Topics will focus on legislative reforms under King Salman and how they helped meet women's demands and needs for more vital social participation.
It is worth mentioning that there will be a focus on national identity and citizenship through empowering women in education and training.
The director of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Professor Dr. Ahmed Salem Al-Amiri, said that the royal approval to organize this conference reflects the interest and support of the Kingdom's leadership for Saudi women.
Al-Amiri said, "Saudi women have enjoyed many rights, while many historic and major decisions have been issued to enhance the role of women in society and empower them to be an effective partner in national development."
The university director said that various governmental and non-governmental sectors will participate in the event, including Saudi universities, to explore women's empowerment at various levels.
The conference will also focus on government projects and initiatives that support the empowerment of Saudi women, key indicators of women's empowerment, and new career areas.
It will also highlight the successes and achievements of women during the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.