Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)—Mohammed Al-Ateeq, Chargé d’Affaires at the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, has confirmed that his country is making progress in enabling women to play their role in society.
This emerged from a speech by Al-Ateeq at the annual session of the United Nations Executive Council on Women and Gender Equality, when he said that “the Kingdom has experienced, over the past few years , far-reaching reforms in the field of human rights. women’s rights, and the field of women’s rights has received the largest share of these developments and reforms, where the publication of the modification of many laws, regulations and legal foundations ensuring that women enjoy their rights on an equal footing. equality with men, and the taking of a number of measures which have contributed to the promotion of the rights and empowerment of women.
He added, “Many legal frameworks have been amended and enacted to achieve equality between women and men, including the circulation system, the travel document system, the civil status system, the work and the social insurance system”.
He continued: “As a result of these accelerated reforms in the Saudi women’s case, the World Bank’s ‘Women, Business and the Law’ report for the years 2020 and 2021, respectively, ranked Saudi Arabia among the country of the world. in implementing reforms related to laws and regulations relating to women, and the Kingdom achieved a full score of (100) in five indicators: mobility, workplace, entrepreneurship, retirement and wages.