App that helps women fight injustice a big hit in Kingdom

Updated 10 August 2016

App that helps women fight injustice a big hit in Kingdom

JEDDAH: The “Know Your Rights” app for Saudi women has turned out to be a big hit with more than 20,000 people browsing it, following its launch two weeks ago by Saudi lawyer Nisreen Al-Issa.
The app can be downloaded on iPhone or Android phones, and helps women on how to file a lawsuit.
The app has received widespread appreciation on social media with netizens saying it is the first step toward educating women on their rights, especially in the family courts. Some women on social media hailed the app as user-friendly and “a step in the right direction.” Al-Issa said: “It educates women about their legal rights such as custody of children, divorce and financial support.
The application also facilitates and lists the steps for a woman on how to file a law suit by detailing each step that should be taken.”
The application has many pages, including ASK lawyer, cardboard illustrative, and general tips. The main page has nine sections, including the steps to file a lawsuit, questions and answers, telephone numbers of lawyers, formats of lawsuits, court addresses, debates and tips without fee from lawyers. Al-Issa said she established this app because a large number of Saudi women, both educated and uneducated, are unaware of their legal rights and do not know how to file lawsuits.
“One of the main reasons for launching the application is my passion for knowledge and eagerness to support women who have experienced injustice in their lives,” said the lawyer. “I personally worked hard to gather information for the application, which can be easily accessed and downloaded in smartphones,” she said.


Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

Updated 23 October 2019

Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center. 

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.