A student at the female-only campus of Effat University during training sponsored by Ford Motor. AP. The reforms are aimed at improving Saudi Arabia’s image abroad, attracting foreign investors, increasing women’s participation in the workforce and boosting local household spending as lower oil prices force the kingdom to undertake
The king of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree allowing women to drive, bringing to an end the country’s dubious distinction as the only place on earth banning the practice. But even when that change comes in next June, many things will still be out of reach for women in the extremely conservative
Power brunch, Saudi version Aljazi Alrakan (standing), a dentist and self-described lifestyle blogger, joins friends in a fashionable Riyadh restaurant. Medicine and teaching were careers open to Saudi women early on; both suited a single-sex clientele.
A growing number of women in Saudi Arabia are joining the workforce and chipping away at discriminations enshrined in its laws. But they face conservative opposition and — even now — a ban on driving.
Saudi Arabia (/ ˌ s ɔː d i ə ˈ r eɪ b i ə / ( listen), / ˌ s aʊ-/ ( listen)), officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.
Once women take the wheel, Saudi Arabia will never be the same
Ghana’s GH: Unmet Need for Contraception: % of Married Women Aged 15-49 data was reported at 32.30 % in Dec 2016. This records an increase from the previous number of 29.60 % for Dec 2015.
Established in 1975, the Saudi-based Arab News is the Middle East’s newspaper of record and the biggest English language daily in the Kingdom.
Culture of Saudi Arabia – history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family Sa-Th
Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia; Gender Inequality Index; Value: 0.284 (2014) Rank: 56th out of 157: Maternal mortality (per 100,000): 12 (2015) Women in …