Many Saudis to participate in Dubai meet to explore ‘power within people’

Updated 08 February 2014
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Many Saudis to participate in Dubai meet to explore ‘power within people’

The 12th International Arabian Society of Human Resource Management (ASHRM) Conference and Exhibition is expected to attract participation of several personalities from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulhadi Al-Mansoori, president of ASHRM told Arab News.
To be held under the patronage of Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the event will take place in Dubai from Feb. 10-13, 2014 in Atlantis Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah.
The four-day function will focus on “The Power Within People; the Engine of Transformation” that aims to provide professionals in corporations and educational institutions as well as businessmen, students and academics in the field of human resources development and management the opportunity to connect, exchange experiences and provide an insight into Human Resource (HR) best practices and case studies with leading international figures.
He said that the senior HR figures from SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) and Saudi ARAMCO from Saudi Arabia will participate with other high profile figures which also feature Kenexa CEO Rudy Karsan and Twitter co-creator Dom Sagola, LinkedIn’s Ben Casnocha and Patrick Harverson, Prince Charles’s former PR chief. Former BBC News journalist Gavin Esler will be facilitating the event.
“The organizing committee is pleased of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s patronage of the 12th International ASHRM Conference. We have come a very long way over the past decade and are now recognized as being the Arab world’s only dedicated HR conference,” said Al-Mansoori.
Adel Al-Mulhim, media and relations director of ASHRM, said they have secured a brilliant list of global speakers that he is really looking forward to hosting in Dubai next month and that they are ready to welcome the delegates to host the best HR conference in the region to date.


The rights Saudi women did not know of

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The rights Saudi women did not know of

  • Since the launch of Saudi Vision 2030, the Saudi Justice ministry has addressed all flaws in the system that prevented women from living their lives securely and free from unnecessary hassles
  • No marriage agreement is accepted unless a woman provides a written approval, even if her guardian is her father

JEDDAH: Despite the great steps taken by the Saudi Ministry of Justice to give women a freer and more secure life, many Saudi women still do not have enough knowledge of their rights. 

Therefore, the ministry has started a campaign in cities all over the Kingdom to spread awareness among women of their legal rights. A female-only staff runs public exhibitions to enlighten them about how they are protected in different areas so they can lead their lives in a better way.

“We are using every possible channel to communicate with women to enlighten them about their rights, support them in all aspects to assure their ability to enjoy a secure rightful life,” said Majed Alkhamis, head of media and communication at the Ministry of Justice.

Since the launch of Saudi Vision 2030, the ministry has addressed all flaws in the system that prevented women from living their lives securely and free from unnecessary hassles. Despite all the obstacles, the ministry has succeeded in several areas.

A wife’s rights

The system not only grants the woman the right to sue her husband or ex-husband for alimony or acknowledgment of paternity, but it also allows any women legally living on Saudi soil, regardless of her citizenship or religion, to prosecute her current or former husband even if he is outside Saudi Arabia at the time of the lawsuit. Moreover, the new systems now support divorced women to a whole new level. For example, the system gives priority to a woman’s alimony over her husband’s personal debts.

Marriage agreements

No marriage agreement is accepted unless a woman provides a written approval, even if her guardian is her father. This arrangement grants a woman the freedom to accept a marriage proposal without any influence or coercion. In addition, if a woman is not happy with her marriage, she is free to leave the house of marriage and walk out of the agreement with no law to force her to come back. If she chooses to abandon the marriage her right to alimony will be dropped, but she is still entitled to custody of the children.

No delays

The Ministry of Justice has designed a full female service within its courthouses. 

These services include advisory people who provide free consultations on everything. In addition, these departments support women at all stages up until the execution of any court order to avoid delays and procrastination.

Speedy justice

The law emphasizes the speedy execution of justice in women-related cases.