Alwaleed Foundation launches women’s initiative
Riyadh, March 6, 2013
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, recently launched its women empowerment initiative ‘Hama’ during a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh.
The ceremony started with a welcoming speech by Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, vice chairwoman and secretary general, and was followed by a presentation of the initiative’s goals and achievements by Nora Al-Malki, executive manager of development projects at Alwaleed Foundation.
Dr Suhaila Zain Alabdeen, key note speaker at the event, discussed ‘Women Empowerment in Islam’, a statement from the foundation said.
Hama aims to support women's empowerment issues, emphasize their leadership within the society, empower women, develop their productivity and enhance their capacity in functional and technical fields.
During the ceremony, the foundation invited the audience to join in the Saudi Women Leaders Network (Eradah) that seeks to provide a network for the exchange of experiences between leaders and to support the aspiring young leaders to create positive impact in the society.
The initiative that is overseeing implementation of Al-Malki aims to support the greatest number of institutions that are active in raising awareness of women's legal rights, the statement said. Moreover, the initiative supports vocational training programmes for aspiring career women across various fields, as well as helping women with limited income learn to design artifacts.
In addition to honouring women leaders and featuring their success stories in the society, it also aims to build role models for the youth. The initiative includes various groups of women, some with post-graduate degrees, and others with no university education, including women with no primary education. – TradeArabia News Service
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