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Saudi Ministry to discuss gender equality, women’s participation in civil services

RIYADH: A workshop on achieving gender equality in the civil service will be organized on Monday by the Ministry of Civil Service in cooperation with the UN team located in the Kingdom.
Deputy Minister of Civil Service Abdullah bin Ali Al-Malfi will inaugurate the workshop that will be held in the main hall of the UN building in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh.
The workshop will discuss a number of themes such as the current status of women’s participation in civil service and international experiences in gender equality in public service.
It will also discuss the obstacles and challenges facing gender equality in civil service in Saudi Arabia, and data and information required to activate the project.
The workshop aims to make use of the proposals from the current civil service system, the elements of the project, its requirements and challenges, and the supporting legislative and regulatory frameworks.
Policies and practices of gender equality, legislative and regulatory frameworks for the project, and women and leadership positions in civil service will also be discussed during the workshop.
Gender equality in the civil service is one of the projects the ministry will launch within its projects in order to achieve the goals of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020.
The project has a great significance in view of the importance of integrating roles between women and men to build a cohesive and dynamic society capable of keeping abreast of developments surrounding it and providing the foundations for a decent life.

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