Saudi women

Saudi in renewed bid to empower gals in judiciary

Two years immediately after the Saudi Shura Council blocked a connect with for appointing girls as Judges in the Kingdom, the consultative system is envisioned to vote on Wednesday, June 16 on a advice exclusively suggesting to appoint women as judges in the personal status courts, a media report explained on Tuesday, June 16. 

The council’s member Isa Al Gheith has tabled the newest proposal that has gained backing from some colleagues, the Gulf Information report claimed.


‘Nor is there any obvious textual content in the Islamic Sharia banning females from being judges’

“The Saudi judicial procedure has not produced judicial posts constrained to males,” Latifa Al Shaalan, a woman council member backing the new bid, was quoted by Saudi newspaper Okaz as declaring. “Nor is there any crystal clear text in the Islamic Sharia banning women from remaining judges,” she reported.

The Shura member pointed to the appointment of women as judges in various Arab nations around the world like Kuwait and Egypt.

Saudi Arabia women driving

Majdooleen, who is among the 1st Saudi ladies permitted to travel in Saudi Arabia drives her automobile in her community in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 24, 2018.REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

In the latest years, Saudi Arabia has adopted a collection of extraordinary social and financial reforms, primarily toward ladies, the Gulf News report claimed. In 2018, females were being permitted to push cars, ending a decades-previous ban in the kingdom.

Very last August, Saudi girls had been permitted to journey devoid of a male guard’s acceptance and to implement for a passport, easing prolonged-time controls on them.