Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh inaugurated today the Conference of Women Empowerment and their Developmental Role in the Reign of King Salman at Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, on behalf of her highness Princess Fahdah bint Falah Al Hithleen, the wife of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The conference aims to highlight the legislative reforms during the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and their role in empowering women and achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. It also aims to introduce governmental projects and initiatives launched to support the empowerment of Saudi women in various fields. This is in addition to reviewing the Saudi women’s successes and gains in the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The conference will witness seven main scientific sessions and five interactive sessions, accompanied by an exhibition held with the participation of 30 governmental and private agencies. It will also include the participation of 60 governmental and private institutions which will review their experiences in empowering women. This is in addition to the presentation of 49 refereed scientific papers about the achievements, historical decisions and reforms related to Saudi women and means and mechanisms of strengthening them in the light of the generous support and guidance of our leadership. Meanwhile, 110 male and female speakers are participating in the scientific and interactive sessions.
The conference will discuss a number of themes such as legislative reforms in the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and their role in empowering women, the national identity of Saudi women, promoting women’s empowerment in education and training, the role of modern media in promoting women’s empowerment, empowering women in Saudi universities, the role of women in economic development, and the future of and challenges of empowering women.
The two-day is organized by Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University.