Saudi Arabia launches its first ‘Girls Council’, but unfortunately without women 

March 15, 2017, 1:13 pm
Saudi Arabia launches its first ‘Girls Council’, but unfortunately without women 
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Saudi Arabia launches its first ‘Girls Council’, but unfortunately without women 

Saudi Arabia launches its first ‘Girls Council’, but unfortunately without women 

In a country where women were restricted to the confines of household and their rights were never given any importance, Saudi Arabia held its first ever Girls Council.

But however, when the pictures of the the inaugural function of the Council were published, the Girls Council seems to be run ‘the men and for the men as no women could be seen in the pictures.

In the picture proudly posted online, only men are on stage to discuss issues faced by women and girls.

To retort back to the allegations made, the authorities said that the women were in another room linked via video facilities.

The male dominated photos of the Council meet have been circulated widely and trolled widely by social media users, who even did not leave behind a chance to link it with US President, Donald Trump. The picture was compared to a viral image of Donald Trump signing the abortion policy in January, surrounded by men.

The Saudi launch was led by Prince Faisal bin Mishal bin Saud, the province's governor, who said he was proud of the conference and it was the first of its kind in the kingdom.

"In the Qassim region, we look at women as sisters to men, and we feel a responsibility to open up more and more opportunities that will serve the work of women and girls," he said.

The girls' council is chaired by Princess Abir bint Salman, his wife, who unfortunately was not in the photograph.