SAUDI SHOURA ENDORSES PROPOSAL FOR GENDER EQUALITY

The Shoura Council has endorsed the International Labour Organisation (ILO) proposal to provide absolute equality for men and women, reports Arabic daily Al-Watan.

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The Shoura Council has endorsed the International Labour Organisation (ILO) proposal to provide absolute equality for men and women, reports Arabic daily Al-Watan. The Shoura also endorsed the Arab Human Rights Charter as well as the national strategy for biological diversity, which was presented by the Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. The daily said there was heated discussion among the Shoura members on the ILO proposal that calls for absolute equality among men and women. During the debate on the resolution, some members called for the removal of Paragraph B of Article 6 that demanded absolute equality between men and women in the Kingdom’s constitution, laws and regulations. The Arab Human Rights Charter was also a subject of heated debate, it added. The Shoura, which was chaired by Dr. Saleh Bin-Humaid, endorsed the resolution No. 198 of the ILO conference that regulates the relation between the employer and the employee.