Marriage contract copy for Saudi bride ‘a must’

In this file photo, a Saudi woman walks past wedding dresses displayed in a shop window at a mall in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (AFP)
Updated 03 May 2016

Marriage contract copy for Saudi bride ‘a must’

RIYADH: Saudi women tying the knot will now get a copy of their marriage contracts, Justice Ministry said Monday. A ministry statement said that imams who register marriage contracts would now have to hand a copy to the bride “to ensure her awareness of her rights and the terms of the contract.” The decision aims to “protect the rights of the woman and facilitate procedures for her.” The decision took into consideration that a woman would need a copy of her marriage contract in case of a dispute with her husband and in court. (AFP)


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.