King Faisal International Prize recognizes medical breakthrough for women

King Faisal International Prize recognizes medical breakthrough for women

Dr. James Bruce Bussel and Dr. Richard L. Berkowitz – WNN Opinion   Two American (U.S.) medical doctors of Obstetrics and Pediatrics describe the long road to medical discovery and the recognition they have received for their outstanding contribution for a medical breakthrough that is now providing help for mothers and their unborn infants. (WNN) Riyadh, SAUDI […]

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Saudi women aim to bring news media into focus

Maha Akeel – WNN Opinion (WNN) Jeddah – Social media was abuzz with excitement at Saudi King Abdullah’s recent decision to appoint women to the Shura (consultative) Council and to allow them to vote and run in the 2015 municipal elections. The right to vote and hold public office has been at the top of […]

Change for Saudi women ‘one step forward, two steps back’

Change for Saudi women ‘one step forward, two steps back’

Maha Akeel – WNN Opinion (WNN) JEDDAH: “Saudi Arabia is not yet ready for women to participate in the upcoming municipal elections on 23 April.” The election commissioner made this bold statement, referring to women’s roles as both voters and candidates. Two years earlier, however, the first female deputy minister was appointed, and in 2005 […]