Saudi Arabia is one of the most male dominating and ultra-conservative Islamic kingdoms. So obviously it became a huge buzz when Saudi Arabia celebrated its first Women’s Day with a grand celebration.
The three days gathering was held at the King Fahd Cultural Centre in the capital of Riyadh. Female members of the Saudi royal family were the center of attraction in the celebration. Princess Al-Jawhara bint Fahd Al-Saud hosted a discussion on women's roles in education and sports.
The event was organised following directives from the Minister of Culture and Information to highlight the leading role of Saudi women, according to Arab News.
While talking to the Arab News Mohammed Al-Saif, general supervisor of the cultural centre said, “We want to celebrate the Saudi woman and her successful role, and remind people of her achievements in education, culture, medicine literature and other areas”.
According to a study by the World Economic Forum's 2016 Saudi Arabia was ranked 141 out of 144 for gender inequality.
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