Another milestone for women in the Kingdom

Female lawyers in the Kingdom have risen by 77% over the past year.

The rise has been attributed to the Judicial Training Center in Jeddah organizing a number of courses enabling lawyers to obtain their legal license.

“The number of women officially registered with the ministry amounts to 221 lawyers…compared to 83 licences granted [the year before],” the ministry said.


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As part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goal to increase women’s participation in the workforce, a number of job opportunities have become available to women.

Earlier this month, the passport office started recruiting its first female recruits. The programme will see 290 women familiarise themselves with the world of work as well as procedures related to examining travel documents.

Riyadh-based airline Flynas also revealed that it’ll soon start recruiting Saudi women to work as co-pilots and flight attendants. It’ll be one of the first in the region to recruit women to senior positions.

1,000 applications were reportedly received from Saudi women for the co-pilot positions.


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