More gender segregation: Saudi Arabia is planning on establishing 4 industrial cities for women
Saudi daily “Alwatan”, said yesterday, 20 June 2012, that the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Saudi Arabia is considering a proposal to establish four industrial cities in Riyadh for women, and that the proposal has been submitted to Minister of Trade and Industry and awaiting his approval.
banks, and universities in Saudi Arabia have separate entrances for men and
women. According to law, there should be physically and visually separate
sections for the sexes at all meetings including weddings and funerals. This
segregation affected women and their rights, especially regarding training and
learning opportunities, exchanging knowledge and skills with colleagues from
the other gender, and the fact that there are hardly any Saudi women in top managerial
and decision making posts.