JEDDAH: For the first time since its establishment, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque has recently assigned women to the roles of female undersecretaries and assistant undersecretaries.
Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, head of the authority, issued a decision assigning several female undersecretaries and assistant undersecretaries to the presidency.
The decision is part of a series of administrative initiatives aimed at upgrading the work system, empowering women and qualified national cadres, humanizing services and developing the work environment and governance of the presidency.
The undersecretaries of the General President for Women’s Affairs include Undersecretary-General for Women’s Affairs at the Grand Mosque Dr. Noura Al-Thuwaibi; Undersecretary-General for Libraries and Cultural Affairs Dr. Kamelia Al-Daadi; and Undersecretary-General for the Empowerment of Women, Initiatives and Vision Achievements Dr. Maram bint Abdulkarim Al-Maatani.
Last year, the presidency announced that it had trained around 600 female employees of its agencies.
The Women’s Development Affairs Agency, led by Deputy President Al-Anoud Al-Aboud, employs 310 of those women.
Around 200 women work for the Agency for Women’s Scientific, Intellectual and Guidance Affairs, previously led by Al-Thuwaibi.
The rest of the trained women work at the Agency for Women’s Administrative and Service Affairs, under the leadership of Al-Daadi.