Conference on Saudi Women studies launched at Princess Nourah University

The conference is being held at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. (Courtesy: Princess Nourah Univeristy)
Updated 24 October 2018

Conference on Saudi Women studies launched at Princess Nourah University

  • The event and the exhibition are being held to fulfill the university’s vision in being a beacon for women

JEDDAH: The first Conference of Saudi Women Studies has been launched at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, along with an accompanying exhibition entitled “Saudi Women: Present and Future.”
The conference, being held at the university’s Center for Social Research and Women Studies, was inaugurated with an introductory film on the center and a speech by Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Ahmad Al-Ghadeer.
In his speech Al-Ghadeer noted that the event and the exhibition are being held to fulfill the university’s vision in being a beacon for women, with the participation of specialists and researchers from the Kingdom and abroad.
The program of this conference, through its sessions and scientific papers submitted, deals with various aspects of research and studies related to the participation of women in the development process, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“It looks forward to and highlights the future of specialized scientific research in the field of women studies,” he said
Dr. Maha Al-Khashil, Director of the Center for Social Research and Women’s Studies, said in her speech that the conference was organized to achieve the university’s strategic goals in implementing scientific research, to discuss women’s issues and enhance their role in supporting national transformation.
She said the conference comes at a time when Saudi women are living a renaissance under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
The first session discussed the topic of “Women and Media,” while the second one was entitled “The leadership’s role in supporting women participation in development.”
“Women participation in the economy and the labor market, their role in building a prosperous economy” was the topic of the third session. “The role of women in literature, language and history” was the them of the fourth session.


Arab coalition destroys armed Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 12 min 2 sec ago

Arab coalition destroys armed Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The drone was destroyed in Yemen’s airspace on Sunday
  • The UN mission in Yemen has said the government and the Houthi militia had agreed to immediately release 1,000 prisoners in a prisoner swap

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed an armed Houthi drone targeting the Kingdom’s southern region on Sunday.
The drone was destroyed in Yemen’s airspace, the coalition said.
Earlier on Sunday, the UN mission in Yemen said the government and the Houthi militia had agreed to immediately release 1,000 prisoners in a prisoner swap.