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The empowerment of Saudi Arabian women is at the heart of the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’. The steps of empowerment have been introduced under the Crown prince’s Vision 2030- a national plan that has been set to lead the economic and social future of the kingdom. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said there was no difference between men and women in Islam, and that half of Saudi Arabia’s population was made up of women, and that they were paid ‘equally’ to their male counterparts in the public sector.
The crown prince’s statements on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia said, “I support Saudi Arabia, and half of Saudi Arabia is women. So, I support women,” and he said, “in the Saudi government, women are paid exactly like men. We have regulations like this that are going into the private sector. We don’t want divided treatment for different people”.
Several new rules and regulations have been framed and brought out since 2018, leading to women’s empowerment since the launch of the Saudi Vision 2030.
*Some of the key changes include*:
*Saudi women can now be found working in almost all sectors; from aviation, airports, hospitality, FMCG, finance, and much more*.