Saudi Arabia is redefining inclusion in a country where women have been suppressed for decades. For the first time ever, 50 Saudi women have been appointed as public prosecutors.
The newly appointed ladies have a legal background in Sharia and law, yet a one-year diploma in criminology is required. The program will involve training in many subjects and include visiting different branches of public prosecution offices.
In an event held at the public prosecution headquarters in Riyadh, the kingdom’s public prosecutor Sheikh Saud Al-Muajab and the deputy public prosecutor Sheikh Shaalan Bin Rajeh Bin Shaalan, along with several other officials, celebrated Saudi women’s new prestigious status.
“Women are being allowed to take up jobs in this key sector for the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, thanks to the utmost keenness given to them by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman,” Al-Muajab said.
This year women have been granted much power in the kingdom, from driving cars, watching movies at mixed cinemas, performing in Jeddah street plays, and being able to travel outside the country without a male guardian’s consent.
Another huge step in Saudi equality in 2019 was appointing Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud as first female ambassador to the United States.