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First Saudi Women to be Appointed As Air Traffic Controllers

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Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) celebrated on Wednesday the appointment of the very first batch of Female Saudi air traffic controllers in Jeddah.

A number of eleven women have successfully completed a program that lasted a year, and was conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. Such a program is considered to be the first to include and qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.

Saudi women being trained to work in air traffic control

The academy initiative along with SANS, are aiming to provide more job opportunities for Saudi women, as part of a reform plan to shift the economy’s dependency from oil. Such a plan also aligns with the 2003 Vision, that seeks to increase the employment rate and diversify the sources of revenue.

Earlier, the CEO of SANS Ryyan Tarabzoni, revealed that the company had actually prioritized the hiring of the Saudi women; seeing how the country is pushing to extend women’s rights and gender equality in the country. Also, to recruit more citizens as part of the “Saudization” plan.

 

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The Kingdom’s Public Prosecution Sets Strict Penalties to Protect Women From Abuse

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In an attempt to protect women of Saudi Arabia from all forms of violence against them, the Kingdom’s Public Prosecution has set a maximum jail term of one year and a SR50,000 fine.

Violence against women comes in different shapes and it’s not just physical, violence includes psychological, sexual abuse and threats of any kind. The perpetrators, those accused of causing violence, will face imprisonment for a period of at least one month and up to one year and a fine of no less than SR5,000 and up to SR50,000.

In case the predator repeat the crime, the penalty will then be doubles.

The Public Prosecution said that the Law of Protection from the Abuse will help in eliminating violence cases against women, with the establishment of a package of criminal procedures and penalties.

 

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Ad Diriyah Oasis: Soon to Be an Integrated Creative Environment For Digital Arts

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Construction has kicked off in the world’s first center for digital arts Ad Diriyah Art Oasis, which is set to launch in 2022.

The project is under the supervision and partnership of Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) and the Saudi Ministry of Culture, they are expected to revolutionize the fields of digital art, artificial intelligence and modern technologies as they dedicate the area to supporting innovation.

The Art Oasis is located in the heart of mesmerizing Ad Diriyah, the Amedeo Schiattarella-designed Oasis will be part of the 10,000-square meter Al-Bujairi heritage district. It will contain six art studios, workshops, youth entertainment facilities and a library, in addition to workshops and lecture theaters.

Bringing together all these facilities will develop a fully-integrated creative environment for producing digital arts and allowing artists to develop their skills.

The Oasis will offer four main educational tracks:

– Arts, artificial intelligence, creative computing, and automatic learning.

– Digital arts, photography, production of movies and sound arts.

– Graphic design, 3d modelling, animation, and animated graphics.

– The New Media and Contemporary Art Research Center, an educational program exploring developed cultural contexts in the contemporary world.

Moreover, the Oasis will host public art events including the annual international exhibition for arts and artificial intelligence and a series of hackathons that focus on the application of the digital arts.

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HRH Princes Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud Receives People First Leader Award

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HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud, Secretary General and Member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies has received the ‘People First Leader Award’, and was named as an Honorary Advisory Board Member at the 8th Annual GCC GOV HR Summit 2020, the region’s biggest public sector human resources (HR) platform.

The award comes as a recognition for her implacable work and incredible leadership skills that comes in light of Alwaleed Philanthropies, her work aligns with the vision of Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud to contribute to a world of tolerance, acceptance and equality for all.

“I am extremely honoured and humbled to be the recipient of the People First Leader Award and a special thanks to the organising committee for selecting me as the Honorary Advisory Board Member for this event,” the hardworking HRH Princess Lamia said. “Every milestone I have achieved to date at Alwaleed Philanthropies is a result of the team’s collaborative work and drive to create a better future for those in need.”

Her highness also added that Alwaleed Philanthropies has taken extraordinary efforts in supporting both women and the youth in the workplace, not just in Saudi Arabia but all over the Middle East. According to her, it’s important to bind “the spirit of collaboration in order to meet our collective goal; a more equal and prosperous world for all” once the pandemic is over.

Congratulations to her highness! We wish her more success and recognition for her incredible work.

 

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