Women spring. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Alsulaimani, Dania F.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-01T10:08:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-01T10:08:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-01
dc.date.submitted 2013-05-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1583
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-78). en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite major leaps in global economic integration, technological advancements, and modernization women status in Arab society is still subject to traditional cultural barriers. Surge in Saudi Arabian women joining entrepreneurship as well as the Shura Council remains limited to confined economic and political sectors. This thesis seeks to identify the specific variables that can serve as the foundation for empowering Saudi workingwomen while taken social and cultural practices into considerations. A survey of 120 Saudi workingwomen was carried out in order to determine women’s views on obstacles, challenges, and opportunities for own empowerment. Relevant data was also compiled from secondary sources in order to map empowerment variables. The findings point out to important variables in different developmental areas, particularly in education and professional career advancement opportunities. Critically important is the fact that most workingwomen interviewed expressed optimism about improving their status in light of changes emerging out of the Arab Spring. Current reforms undertaken in the Kingdom is another source for confidence. Contemporary reforms, women enthusiasm, and family support for economic advancements are identified as strong motivations for working women empowerment in Saudi Arabia. Yet, significant structural and interpersonal barriers in the workplace remain among the major challenges to overcome. Specific changes in labor laws and women mobility are recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring, 2010- en_US
dc.subject Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Social conditions -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Women employees -- Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.subject Sex discrimination in employment -- Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.subject Women in development -- Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.subject Economic development -- Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Women spring. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Empowering Saudi working women. en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201003324 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Paul Tabar
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 120 leaves; ill. (some col.); 30 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. lmad Salamey
dc.keywords Empowerment en_US
dc.keywords Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.keywords Workingwomen en_US
dc.keywords Structural barriers en_US
dc.keywords Interpersonal barriers en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.20 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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