May 28 2012
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Women to work at Justice Ministry
The Justice Ministry announced yesterday that it would start employing women at its guidance centers from the beginning of next year in order to reduce pressure on courts dealing with family issues.
"Most such family cases are presented by women and we are confident that women employees at guidance centers would be able to convince them to settle such disputes amicably," the minister said.
These employees will also be able to provide necessary guidance to plaintiffs and defendants in order to reduce the pressure on courts.
"If the women who come with their complaints accept the advice of women employees at these centers it would be a big support to the judicial process," the minister pointed out.
Al-Eissa disclosed his ministry's plan to enable women to work at its independent women departments gradually. "They will start work at the guidance centers from the beginning of next year," he added.
He said the ministry would make use of the expertise and experience gained by women's departments at other ministries, universities and the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques to run its own independent women's departments.
In a previous statement, the justice minister said women lawyers would soon be able to practice their profession at the ministry and across investigation and prosecution offices.
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