700 Saudi women attend ‘women’s rights’ forum

ABHA, Saudi Arabia, Around 700 women attended the introductory ‘women’s rights’ forum in Asir region of Saudi Arabia.

Nourah Al-Mofreh, Assistant of Educational Affairs at General Department of Education in Asir region opened the forum, which was aimed at increasing women’s awareness of their rights, the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported.

Dr Awatif Al-Otaibi, Women’s General Directorate of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Education said in her speech that Saudi women have become strong partners of men in the National Transformation Programme. She added that the government has supported women and increased their participation in the labour market to 30 percent to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Source: Emirates News Agency