Women & Youth Empowerment

Alwaleed Philanthropies in partnership with HRC strives to support people, empower women and develop communities

Saudi Arabia

Duration

One year subject to renewal from December 2020 to February 2022.

Beneficiaries

  • People with disabilities.
  • Children.
  • Women.

The Human Rights Commission aims to protect and promote human rights according to the international human rights standards in all fields, spreading awareness about these rights and contributing to ensuring the implementation of these rights in light of Sharia law. The Human Rights Commission is the authority competent to express opinion and advice on human rights issues.

In view of the initiatives and projects, carried out by Alwaleed Philanthropies, that aim to develop communities and empower women and youth to participate and actively contribute to achieving this goal, building bridges between cultures, and disaster relief, the cooperation has been formed with the authority on three initiatives: support for battered women, training of female lawyers (Waeya 6) and building indicators to support the rights of people with disabilities, women and children.

  • Building indicators to support the rights of people with disabilities, women, and children in accordance with international conventions.
  • Supporting and empowering battered women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia psychologically, socially, and economically in light of the Foundation's support courses.
  • Training and empowering male and female lawyers attached to the Waeya Program, in partnership with the United Nations, to train them on the following:
  1. The core international treaties and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  2. The rule of law and the judicial system in the United States.
  3. The nature and function of international law.
  4. Training on international human rights documents.
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development
Human Rights Commission
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development
Human Rights Commission
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development
Human Rights Commission

2021 Accomplishments

First: Index of Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Saudi Labor market:

  • Selection of the scientific team for the project.
  • Alignment of indicator-building methodology with international indicators.
  • Alignment of indicator-building methodology in accordance with CRPD.
  • Reviewing the study methodology by international experts at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Review of the methodology of the study by local experts at The National Centre for Performance Measurement "Adaa".
  • Selection of three focus groups with decision makers (7), employers (9), and personnel with disabilities (8) to review the indicator's areas.
  • Pilot index calculation prior to official launch (with 10 employers to date).

Second: CEDAW Compliance Index:

  • Selection of the scientific team for the project.
  • Building on The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Handbook to build local indicators.
  • Review of the study methodology by international experts at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Review of the methodology of the study by local experts at The National Centre for Performance Measurement "Adaa".