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  1. Saudi Arabia - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Royal Decree No. M/96, Dated 16 Ramadan 1439 A.H. approving the Anti-Harassment Law.

    Adoption: 2018-05-31 | SAU-2018-L-107949

    The Royal Decree approves the Anti-Harassment Act, 2018, which is attached to Decision No. 488 of 29 May 2018 (14 Ramadan 1439 A.H.) of the Council of Ministers.

    The Anti-Harassment Act contains 8 articles and deals with harassment defined as "any utterance, act or gesture with sexual connotations from one person to any other person that would harm his/her body, honour or modesty, by any means whatsoever, including through the use of modern technology". Sentences, if convicted, range from imprisonment of up to five years and/or a fine.

  2. Saudi Arabia - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Council Decree No. 60 of 28/2/1430 Hijri regarding the Increase of Vocational and Professional Training for Women.

    Adoption: 2009-02-23 | Date of entry into force: 2009-02-23 | SAU-2009-R-82985

    Requests the Institute for Technical and Vocational Training to increase the quota for receiving women for their technical and vocational training in certain areas that are considered to be suitable for women such as programming, administrative jobs, and professional positions in women's prisons. In Addition it creates new positions and teaching programmes for women to occupy the positions in the women's health sector. Also creates new jobs that would enable women to work from a distance.

  3. Saudi Arabia - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 37 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-02-09 | SAU-1994-R-49360

    Underlines that employers must provide equal remuneration for equal conditions and environment of work between male and female workers. Available in French.

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