2020-01-011 Year
Project
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.

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.

Faisal Al-Tayea Law Firm
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development
Human Rights Commission
Faisal Al-Tayea Law Firm
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

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".
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