Emerging Pattern of Women Empowerment in Saudi Arabia

Vol-6 | Issue-05 | May-2021 | Published Online: 15 May 2021    PDF ( 248 KB )
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2021.v06.i05.002
Author(s)
Hamad Alnufaie 1; Prof S. Mehartaj Beghum 2

1Researcher, Jamia Hamdard

Abstract

Women’s empowerment in Saudi Arabia is complicated for historical, cultural, and religious reasons. For many years asserts, Saudi Arabia has been considered one of the most ‘restrictive countries in the world. Recent years, however, have witnessed an increasing interest on the part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in women’s issues due to his belief in the leading and historic role of Saudi women in the progress and advancement of the Kingdom. Since he came to the throne in 2015, King Salman has stressed the importance of addressing the needs and rights of Saudi women, which have long been disregarded. In this regard, many commentators have noted that Saudi women have received great attention over the last five years and that there is unprecedented interest in women’s rights in Saudi Arabia today.

Keywords
Women, Islam, Work, History, Arab, Rights
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