RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s Family Affairs Council (FAC) stated on Sunday that Saudi women are active participants in all realms of the Kingdom’s development process. The participation of Saudi women, who constitute 49 percent of the total population, in the economic sector has reached 33.2 percent. The report of the council coincided with the latest statement of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) that revealed that more than 293,000 women have so far entered Saudi Arabia’s employment market.
According to FAC report, the remarkable growth in women’s effectiveness came in accordance with the Kingdom’s decisions taken to support Saudi women to empower and confront potential challenges, and that increased opportunities in front of them to have a vibrant entry and active participation in almost all major sectors.
The FAC noted that the most important initiatives and services that have been worked out to guarantee women’s rights include amending the social security system and regulations; expanding the private sector options in employing women; supporting women in their work without discrimination; and operate and develop the Family Violence Reporting Center and Child Protection. The Family Affairs Council seeks to strengthen the status and role of the Saudi families, with identifying the developmental needs of the families in all regions of the Kingdom.
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