A new agreement has been signed to protect the rights of women and children in Saudi Arabia.

The new deal was signed by representatives for the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Alwaleed Philanthropies – a charitable organisation which aims to alleviate the suffering of those less fortunate with a focus on women and youth.

Representing Alwaleed Philanthropies was the organisation’s Secretary-General, HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed Al Saud, and representing the HRC was HE Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, President of the HRC.

In a statement from Alwaleed Philanthropies, the organisation said: “Today we signed a MOU with HRC Saudi to protect and safeguard the rights of women and children living with disabilities across KSA. Together, we strive to raise awareness of legal rights, empower women who have suffered abuse and uphold human rights for all.”

 

The new partnership will see the Saudi HRC support the philanthropic organisation in their initiative to promote legal awareness in women by training and supporting female lawyers. Furthermore, the partnership will overall aid in the wellbeing of women who have been victims of violence and will improve the overall quality of life to women in the Kingdom.

Upon the announcement of the new partnership, Princess Lamia said, “We must continue to advocate for the protection of human rights across all of our communities. At Alwaleed Philanthropies we believe that empowerment and education is vital to creating a more equal and tolerant world.

“We are pleased to collaborate with the Human Rights Commission, who share our vision of supporting women and youth and safeguarding the rights of each and every person.”

In a recent interview with Emirates Woman, Princess Lamia shared she believes it is her duty to help those who are less fortunate due to the position she has been granted in life.

“If you are fortunate enough to have access to resources or a raised platform, it is your responsibility to support and empower those who are not as fortunate,” Her Royal Highness said.

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