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Vision 2030 Aims at Providing Job Opportunities For One Million Saudi Women

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Another ambitious plan for the Kingdom in an attempt to provide equal opportunities for women of Saudi Arabia!

The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 hopes to provide jobs for about one million Saudi women, according to Mishaal Al-Balawi, an official at the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations in Geneva.

“The Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 have put women empowerment among their most important priorities,” al-Balawi said.

Al-Balawi praised the significant role of women in making the economy of the Kingdom much stronger, saying that women are eager to gain access to a large share of reforms especially in the employment market.

These remarks were pointed out by Al-Balawi in a discussion on a report of the working group on the issue of discrimination against women at the Human Rights Council on Monday.

The discussion revolved around the rights of Saudi women and changing the employment scenario to include them.

Al-Balawi also pointed out that Kingdom is doing its best to end to violence and harassment against women at their workplaces.

“The Kingdom, through its regulations and agencies, is striving to address the phenomenon of violence against women at their workplaces as well as to enable them to work in a safe environment. This is through enacting laws to protect women and preserve their rights, such as the Anti-Harassment Law and the Law of Protection from Abuse,” he said.

“The Kingdom seeks to encourage women to study various disciplines, especially science, technology, mathematics, and engineering, as this provides a variety of opportunities for them in the labor market,” he added.

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Saudi Arabia Made it to the Top of List for Safest G20 Countries

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The Kingdom has made it to the top of list for the most secure G20 countries, according to international indicators related to security, allowing Saudi Arabia to outperform the other five permanent members of the UN Security Council.

Five security indicators included in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019 and the Sustainable Development Goals Index 2020 were the ones to reveal these results.

Saudi Arabia came the first among the G20 countries, ahead of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, surpassing China and Canada among the G20, and surpassing China and the US in the “Feeling safe while walking alone at night” index for this year.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Kingdom came first in the index for the citizens’ confidence in police services, an index that measures the citizen’s confidence in security and law enforcement. Moreover, it ranked first in the reliability of police services index,

Just recently, the Kingdom came in the 6th position as the safest country to travel during the pandemic.

 

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Entertainment Activities Resume in the Kingdom with The Opening of 11th VOX Cinema

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After months of lockdown, Saudi Arabia has finally resumed entertainment activities and Sunday witnessed the opening of VOX Cinemas’ 11th movie theater in Saudi Arabia.

This marks the Kingdom’s ambitious plans for expanding cinemas across Saudi Arabia, and at the same time maintain a safe experience for visitors.

Speaking to Arab News, Mohamed Al-Hashemi, country head of Majid Al-Futtaim Ventures in Saudi Arabia, said that visitor numbers are increasing, and “the main aim nowadays is that visitors come back to cinema with confidence that the place they are visiting is clean and safe.”

He also said that since the lockdown has been eased drastically, there are promising indication that number of visitors will increase.

“After each show, we insist on social distancing and have the surfaces cleaned and the seats sterilized. In fact, we take all the precautionary health measures to ensure our visitors have a safe and comfortable cinema experience. This has caused a spending upsurge, but that was a necessity,” he said.

Majid Al-Futtaim’s VOX Cinemas is keen on answering to the Saudi’s thirst for cinema experiences.

 

 

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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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