Saudi To Ensure Gender Equal Salaries
The authorities of Saudi Arabia are working on a constitution that will equalize women’s salaries with men’s salaries.
The improvement was disclosed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview with a CBS broadcaster where he said, “We are working on an initiative, which we will launch in the near future, to introduce regulations ensuring equal pay for men and women”.
According to Salman, these measures will increase the proportion of working women from the current 22 percent.
The crown prince testified that women in his country do not have full rights yet, but notwithstanding he considered ”women and men equal”.
‘’The change in the social status of women is part of the Vision 2030 strategy of the Saudi Arabian authorities’’, Salman said.
Earlier in March, the Kingdom allowed women to serve in the armed forces. A total of 140 positions were opened, and 107,000 applied to those positions.
In addition, women were allowed to work in restaurants, and in prosecution.
In 2017, Saudi authorities lifted a ban on driving cars for women. Permission will come into force in June this year.
Women were also allowed to attend public entertainment events.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed a series of major changes that touched the country’s economy, social and political spheres since King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud took the throne in 2015.
Salman has played a great role in the reform of Saudi Arabia since he resumed office as the crowned prince in June 2017, and he is known to be the most dominating Arab leader at 32 years of age.