Ministry of defense opens its door for females in four different sectors of the military. It is a crucial step taken by the Saudi government to empower females and enhance their contribution to every area of life.
The ministry of defense through the general directorate of admission & hiring in the armed forces declared that we are opening the gate for females to actively participate in all spheres. This is a chance for all females of all types of qualifications to join the military. Equal opportunities were given to men and females in the enrollment process.
Females can work in all ranks including the ranks of the first soldier, deputy Sergeant, sergeant and corporal in the branches of RSAF, Saudi land forces, Imperial navy, strategic missiles sector, medical services for armed forces, and Royal Saudi air defense forces. It is a vital step towards female’s empowerment.
Member of Shoura Council Haya Al- Manie said that this is a step that gives an encouraging stimulus to female empowerment. This step gives a right to females to do all jobs without restricting them to a few sectors. She said that females are aware of laws that give them equal rights as a citizen.
Furthermore, she said that females are entering every field and it enhances the national vision that emphasizes that men and females are equal. The criteria for selection are a capability, not gender. She said that Saudi females face different challenges but because of the speed of revolution now equal chances were given to females as well.
Brig. Gen. Hassan Al-Shehri said that the entry of females in important ministry is a crucial step to achieve the goals of the kingdom. He said that female’s involvement in air, sea and land sectors will make them active constituent of ministry.