The Saudi Ministry of Justice announced the interaction of large numbers of beneficiaries with the female-employees in the justice sector, through court platforms and notaries, offering a system of services that benefited in one month more than 31 thousand women, which is a first-of-its-kind record in the history of women in the sector.
The Ministry’s female-employees received 44,240 thousand transactions between registration, transfer, paper transactions, and electronic transactions in the various legal facilities, adding to 1,619 inquiries and non-numeric observations, and directing transactions.
Director of the General Department, Women’s departments, the Ministry of Justice, Fatima Al-Shuraim explained that women’s departments provide services in the various courts of Saudi Arabia including personal, public, penal, execution, commercial and labor.
Al-Shuraim pointed out that the women’s departments operating in the justice facilities in Riyadh topped the list with 18718 beneficiaries, followed by Dammam with 3859 beneficiaries, Jeddah with 6155 beneficiaries, then Mecca with 2243 beneficiaries and Medina with 607 beneficiaries.
She explained that female employees work in the courts and in the notaries; in the guidance and counselling Unit, in the management of case sheets and appointments, in family reconciliation and counseling units in the personal status courts, in addition to new departments to receive and follow up complaints from the beneficiaries and the digital technology departments.
It is noteworthy that the Minister of Justice and the President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, Dr. Waleed Al-Samaani, opened the way for women to work in the Saudi Justice Ministry for the first time last December and granted them the opportunity to work in five specializations: “Social Researcher, Legitimate Researcher, Legal Researcher, Administrative Assistant, and First Program Developer”.
Before their work, the staff completed the preparatory program, prepared by the Women’s Department, a department created in the new structure of the Ministry of Justice, which culminated at the beginning of last February with the approval of the Council of Ministers.