Ivanka Trump Praises Women’s Right Progress in Saudi Arabia
One thing Saudi Arabia has been known for since the beginning of time is their female citizens’ limited freedom. There is strict segregation of sexes in public places and women are still not allowed to drive. During Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, spoke about women empowerment at Riyadh’s Tuwaiq Palace with a group of 15 Saudi women.
“In every country around the world women and girls continue to face unique systematic, institutional, cultural barriers, which hinder us from fully engaging in and achieving true parity of opportunity within our communities,” Ivanka said. “Each of you know this to be true. And yet the stories of Saudi women, such as yourselves, catalyzing change, inspire me to believe in the possibility of global women’s empowerment.”
“As a female leader within the Trump administration, my focus is to help empower women in the United States and around the globe,” Ivanka said while explaining her position as the female voice in a White House where men outnumber women two-to-one in top policy positions. “The need to empower and engage women transcends borders and cultures. Whether in the United States or in Saudi Arabia, women play a critical role in a movement that unites us all,” she added.