KSRelief clinics step up Yemen health efforts

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Updated 21 June 2020

KSRelief clinics step up Yemen health efforts

  • The projects are part of humanitarian and relief efforts by the Kingdom to improve Yemenis’ living conditions during the humanitarian crisis

HAJJAH: Health clinics operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) treated more than 400 people in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate in the past week.
The clinics, run in partnership with the Taiba Foundation for Development, provide medical treatment and health care services in the region.
KSRelief is also continuing water supply and environmental sanitation projects to help families in the Hodeidah governorate’s Khokha district.
From June 4-10, projects supplied 357,000 liters of drinking water and 392,000 liters of water for other uses, benefiting thousands of people.
KSRelief also transported waste and wastewater from refugee camps, carried out tank maintenance, and began spraying campaigns to combat the coronavirus.
The center also distributed 165 food baskets in flood-affected Aden in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity Coalition for Humanitarian Relief. More than 990 people benefited from the aid.  The projects are part of humanitarian and relief efforts by the Kingdom to improve Yemenis’ living conditions during the humanitarian crisis. 


Saudi female lawyers praise Justice Ministry’s efforts to empower women

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Saudi female lawyers praise Justice Ministry’s efforts to empower women

  • Compared to the previous status of women at the Justice Ministry, Al-Daknan said this latest step was a significant achievement

JEDDAH: Several Saudi female lawyers have praised the Justice Ministry’s decision to appoint 100 female notaries as a step forward for women’s legal empowerment.
“We appreciate Justice Minister Walid Al-Samani’s … rapid steps toward empowering women to work in all available jobs, considering them viable components of society, particularly in the justice sector,” lawyer Njnood Qasim told Arab News.
She added: “We hope that it will be the beginning of an important and most anticipated step, which is the appointment of a Saudi woman as a judge.”
Qasim noted that many qualified women have been recruited by the Justice Ministry for the first time in history to work in the fields of law, Shariah, sociology, administration and technology.
Lawyer Rana Al-Daknan, meanwhile, said she thought women could fill any role in society. “An ambassador, an undersecretary, a minister, but I think no woman should be a minister before women become judges,” she told Arab News.
Compared to the previous status of women at the Justice Ministry, Al-Daknan said this latest step was a significant achievement, but added: “Of course we are looking for more, though that does not mean we should not appreciate this step.”

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The newly appointed female notaries will officially start their work next Sunday with a specialized training program lasting three months.

Al-Daknan explained that women first began obtaining notary licenses in 2018, and the services they offer include documentation, transferring property, authorizing powers of attorney submissions and other services.
“The next step for women is working with conciliation committees, which is known in other countries as being a magistrate. Thankfully it is possible now for both men and women to obtain conciliation licenses, where they will assume the role of the judge,” Al-Daknan said. “I personally have applied and (am) in the process to obtain this license.”
Another lawyer, Abrar Shaket, told Arab News that this move was the natural result of the Kingdom’s steps to empower its female citizens under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.