Participation of Saudi women in the economic sector reaches 33.2%


Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh – The Family Affairs Council of Saudi Arabia (FAC) said on Sunday that Saudi women are active participants in all areas of the Kingdom’s development process. The participation of Saudi women, who constitute 49% of the total population, in the economic sector reached 33.2%. The council’s report coincided with the latest statement from the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) which revealed that more than 293,000 women have so far entered the Saudi labor market.

According to the FAC report, the remarkable growth in women’s effectiveness has come in line with the decisions taken by the Kingdom to help Saudi women empower themselves and cope with potential challenges, and this has increased the opportunities before them. to have a dynamic entry and active participation in almost all major sectors.

FAC noted that the most important initiatives and services that have been developed to ensure women’s rights include modification of the social security system and regulations; expanding private sector options for women’s employment; support women in their work without discrimination; and operating and developing the Center for Reporting Domestic Violence and Child Protection. The Family Affairs Council seeks to enhance the status and role of Saudi families, identifying the development needs of families in all regions of the Kingdom.