King Salman empowers women

King Salman empowers women
Updated 16 January 2016

King Salman empowers women

King Salman empowers women

DAMMAM: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has been praised across the country for empowering women.
Lubna Al-Ansari, a member of the Shoura Council, said: “King Salman has shown great interest in the development of women from the beginning of his reign when he allowed the women members of the Shoura Council to attend his first meeting where he explained state policies.”
She said that the king has in many speeches confirmed that women were playing an effective role in decision making at the highest levels, including at the Shoura Council.
He has also emphasized that they would not be marginalized while he is the country’s leader, and must take their place as equal partners to transform society, Al-Ansari said.
Firdaus Al-Saleh, another member of the Shoura, said: “After one year of his reign, King Salman’s achievements are countless, particularly his constant support for Saudi women and his belief that they must work alongside men to build the country.”
Masuda Kurban, undersecretary of the art education department at King Saud University, said King Salman has empowered women to take decisions at the highest levels of government.