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Saudi appoints 10 women in senior roles in holy mosques

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Filed on August 17, 2020 | Last updated on August 17, 2020 at 11.26 am
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The sun sets at the site of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. The two holy mosques previously recruited 41 women in leadership positions in 2018, according to Saudi media.

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Recruitment drive aims at empowering Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities, says statement

Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women in senior roles at Islam's two holiest sites, authorities said on Sunday.

The women were appointed in the two holy mosques in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah across various departments, including administrative and technical, according to statement released by the general presidency for the affairs of the two holy mosques.
The recruitment drive was aimed at "empowering Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities", the statement said.
The two holy mosques previously recruited 41 women in leadership positions in 2018, according to Saudi media.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought to boost employment for women as part of his "Vision 2030" plan, which is aimed at diversifying the kingdom's economy and ending its addiction to oil.

The number of working women in Saudi Arabia reached 1.03 million in the third quarter of 2019, 35 per cent of the total workforce, compared to 816,000 in 2015, according to official figures.

In other reforms, women in the kingdom are now allowed to drive cars, cinemas have reopened and genders are permitted to mix at events, including concerts, and in public places.


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