Women join majlis as Saudi Arabia persists with slow-motion reform

Issue 939 - 24 Jan 2013 | 3 minute read

It takes time for things to happen in Saudi Arabia. It was back in 2011 that King Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz announced women would be appointed to the Majlis Al-Shura, and on 11 January, 30 women duly were. A royal order specified women were to constitute “no less than 20%” of the council, which is selected by the king and serves as an advisory body.

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