Al-Awad: The Kingdom is the most advanced country in the field of empowering women and preserving their rights


The President of the Human Rights Commission, Dr. Awad bin Saleh Al-Awad, stressed the importance of taking more firm measures to eliminate all forms of violence against women, strengthen protection of their rights, and raise public awareness about this issue and the resulting violations, to create an environment in which women can exercise their guaranteed rights. Sharia and system, and the aspiration of the wise leadership, which, according to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, relies on women as an important and active partner in the process of construction and development.

He added that the recent efforts made by the Kingdom in the reforms that concern women culminated in the World Bank classifying the Kingdom as the most advanced and reforming country out of 190 countries around the world, in the field of empowering women and preserving their rights, according to its report “Women, Business Activities, and Law 2020”, stressing However, the Kingdom’s forefront of these indicators was behind it political will and pioneering reform steps led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

In a statement by the commission on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which the world celebrates on November 25 of each year, he stressed the need for more adherence to law enforcement to protect women, in line with progress made in national legislation, regulations and relevant international agreements to which the Kingdom has joined In the forefront of which is the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which states that it constitutes a violation of respect for her dignity, and the states parties to the convention undertake to ensure effective protection of women, through the competent courts and other public institutions in the country.

He said: The authority looks forward to reporting all cases of violence committed. He continued: The Kingdom, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, has made protecting and empowering women a priority, as the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 stipulates that women are an important component of our strength, and we will continue to develop their talents, invest their energies and enable them to obtain appropriate opportunities to build their future and contribute to the development of our society and our economy.

As a result of this trend, women received a large share of reforms, especially those related to areas of human rights, which included the issuance of many orders, decisions, and regulations that protect, preserve and promote their rights, including allocating a center to receive reports of domestic violence, issuing the protection system from abuse, and the anti-abuse system. The crime of harassment, the establishment of the Family Affairs Council and the allocation of one of its committees to handle women’s affairs, the establishment of personal status courts to consider family cases, the amendment of the enforcement system regarding the provisions issued in the custody and preservation of the young, the visit and the separation between spouses to be enforced, and the treatment of children’s rights in custody, maintenance and visitation before separation The two spouses, and the decisions also included not requiring her to obtain the approval of a guardian when providing or terminating services, opening new fields of work for her in various sectors and assuming leadership positions.

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