Most Saudis think morals have fallen

Updated 25 March 2016

Most Saudis think morals have fallen

RIYADH: A study by Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University has revealed that 58.33 percent of Saudis sampled are aware of government’s efforts to root out corruption in the Kingdom, including the drafting of laws and the establishment of anti-graft agencies.
The study also found that 54 percent of respondents think people’s morals have worsened, while 37.6 percent think they are improving. These were some of the results of the study produced by Fawziya Al-Zubair, associate professor at the university’s social sciences department.
Al-Zubair reportedly said the study was aimed at looking at the role of women in combating corruption in the workplace and instilling principles of morality in their homes.
Those interviewed included Saudi women working at universities and government administrators. There were several experts also interviewed from universities, including associate professors and professors in social sciences, education and Islamic law; and employees from the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

Updated 20 February 2020

‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

RIYADH: Over 60,000 Saudi female employees have benefited from Wusool, a female transportation program that helps ease their daily commute.

The program aims to find solutions that reduce the burden of transportation costs for Saudi female workers in the private sector by providing them with subsidies from the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for high-quality, safe and secure transportation services to and from the workplace, partnering with taxi companies through licensed smart apps.

The program aims to increase the participation of women in the labor market and increase job stability. 

The HRDF said it made amendments and updates to Wusool to ensure that the largest number of applicants benefitted from it. This comes as part of the HRDF’s support for women working in the private sector.

The procedures included amendments to the terms of enrollment in the program, including the requirement to be registered under the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), where the employee should be registered for less than 36 months, and her monthly salary should not exceed SR8,000 ($2,132). SPA Riyadh

The amendments also included a fixed monthly financial support provided by HRDF, covering 80 percent of the cost at a maximum of SR800 per month, in addition to the cancelation of the previously planned financial participation of SR200, and extending the support period to 12 months.

Women working in the private sector can register for the Wusool program by visiting