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Swiss envoy is received by the Saudi rights chief.

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Swiss envoy is received by the Saudi rights chief.

Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, holds a meeting with Swiss Ambassador Dr Andreas Schaller.

Swiss Ambassador Dr Andreas Schaller is known as at the president of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission, Awwad Al-Awwad, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they mentioned several troubles associated with human rights. The Saudi rights chief highlighted the Kingdom’s measures for the safety of human rights. 

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Saudi Arabia is witnessing a qualitative jump in the subject of human rights. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program is at the forefront of these reforms intended to focus on humans. Among over 60 latest decisions made to enhance human rights in the Kingdom, 22 were associated with women. These covered issuing such legal guidelines as the Protection from Abuse Law and the Anti-Harassment Law, eliminating the guardianship system, permitting women to drive, making sure greater female participation in the workforce, especially the legal sphere, dedicating a call centre for domestic violence problems, establishing the Family Affairs Council (one of whose committees is dedicated to women’s affairs) and setting up courts for family cases. In November 2020, the Kingdom eased the sponsorship system for foreign ex-pat workers, such as contract regulations that gave employers control over the lives of around 10 million migrant workers.

Written by Jonathan Brody


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