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Conferenza e Rapporto: Il Ruolo della Donna nello Sviluppo dell'Arabia Saudita

La conferenza internazionale "The Role of Women in Development: Towards a Vibrant Society" si è tenuta a Riad il 27 aprile scorso. La conferenza ha lanciato il primo studio condotto a livello nazionale sulla partecipazione e lo sviluppo delle donne nel Regno dell'Arabia Saudita. La ricerca è stata realizzata grazie ad una partnership internazionale tra il National Observatory for Women della King Saud University di Riad, la General Statistics Authority del Regno (GASTAT), la Alwaleed Philanthropies e UN Woman, l'ente delle Nazioni Unite per l'uguaglianza di genere e l'empowerment.

Esponenti del governo saudita,  della comunità accademica e filantropica, del settore privato hanno preso parte all'evento e alle tavole rotonde. L'Italia è stata rappresentata dall'On. Elena Murelli, Presidente della Sezione Bilaterale di Amicizia Italia-Arabia Saudita in ambito di Unione Interparlamentare (UIP).

Per maggiori informazioni sul rapporto:

  • The study was developed through a partnership between the National Observatory for Women (NOW) at King Saud University, the Saudi Arabia General Statistics Authority (GASTAT), Alwaleed Philanthropies and UN Women.

  • The study combines existing data from GASTAT and other sources with first-of-its-kind data and information gathered using a methodology and research instruments designed by NOW. Input was gathered from 15,000 households in Saudi Arabia.

  • The findings focus on key metrics in international gender-related research: health, education, economic opportunity and organizational structure (i.e., leadership positions in the workplace). In each of these four pillars, the study assesses between 8 and 20 variables.

  • The study also introduces a fifth pillar related to women’s engagement in society, assessing social capital variables such as engagement in the workplace, involvement in the community and charitable activity. It marks the first time these metrics have been included in a gender empowerment assessment.

  • By adding variables based on local cultural, economic and societal dynamics, the research will lead to more effective assessment of the challenges resulting from local traditions, institutions or contextual norms that may not be captured by international research.

  • The methodology aligns with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its e-government initiative to enable better data sharing to support the development and empowerment of the country’s people.

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