The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will take part in the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW) to be held in New York from 15 to 26 March. The Commission will discuss the full and effective participation of women in decision-making in public life and efforts to eliminate violence against women and promote their empowerment. It will also discuss achieving gender equality.
The Kingdom will be represented by a delegation headed by Secretary-General of the Family Affairs Council Dr Hala Al-Tuwaijri, and with the participation of Chair of the Women’s Committee in the Family Affairs Council Dr Lana bint Saeed, Representative of the Women Empowerment Agency at the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development Dr Hind bint Khalid Al-Zahid, and Representative of the Human Rights Commission Dr Amaal Al-Habdan.
During the session’s various activities, the delegation will review the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to protect women in light of the Covid-19 pandemic; the financial, social and health empowerment aspects for women in the Saudi Vision 2030; the job opportunities for women; and the qualification and training that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers through the civil society associations. Participants will also be briefed on the Kingdom’s efforts to address domestic violence and provide means of protection to ensure a safe and stable life.
The delegation will also participate in a number of virtual meetings where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will organize an event on the sidelines of these meetings entitled ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment’ on 22 March 2021 to discuss how to improve women’s economic potential.