In line with the empowerment of Saudi women in the labor market, and in line with the goals of the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the Human Rights Commission recognizes ten rights of Saudi working women to their employer in an infographic published on Tuesday, viewed by Ajel.
These rights include not compelling women to get back to work during the first six weeks after delivery, providing adequate security or an appropriate electronic security system for all employing facilities for women, providing a dedicated space for female workers to pray or rest, providing private toilets, not employing male workers in jobs restricted to Saudi working women.
The rights also include adherence to night-time employment controls for women in all activities, and the provision of a private and independent workplace for women in a work environment not intended to receive clients and meet the public.
Among the rights are also the provision of seats for working women in the workplace to ensure their rest during working hours, not to employ fewer than two women per shift when women and men work in the same workplace, not to employ women in dangerous, harmful, or prohibited works, industries, or occupations, and to provide a place for childcare or a nursery for the facility employing 50 or more working woman and the number of children is ten or more.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) have also launched five programs for the empowerment of Saudi women in the labor market through providing them appropriate and stable work environments.
The programs are Qurrah program to support the hospitality of children of working woman, Wusool program to help decreasing the costs of transporting working women in the private sector, Tawteen program to support recruiting working women in the private sector, Freelance program, to support entrepreneurs starting their private businesses to shift them from being a job seeker to job opportunities provider, and Part-time program to encourage the private sector’s installments to activate the mechanism of part-time system and widen the work options before job seekers.