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Feminist Movement Obstacles in Saudi Arabia

Sarah Saleh Al khamshi1 and Shorook Abud-AlAziz Al Khielfe1
  • 1 Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 13 No. 2, 2017, 95-101


Submitted On: 4 April 2016 Published On: 16 May 2017

How to Cite: Al khamshi, S. S. & Al Khielfe, S. A. (2017). Feminist Movement Obstacles in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Social Sciences, 13(2), 95-101.


In this article, the authors discuss the feminist movement obstacles in Saudi Arabia and the mechanism for decreasing them. Therefore, this paper attempted to achieve two objectives. First, a prospective study was conducted through a social survey of 130 women in leadership positions in government. Using a purposive sample technique, the private sector was focused on in the following ministries: Education, social affairs, health and the Shura Council. This survey was followed by two main questions: What are obstacles to the feminist movement in Saudi Arabia; and what are the mechanisms for decreasing this obstacles and activating a leadership role and effective participation in society for Saudi women to achieve the national objectives? By applying SPSS software, the questionnaires were then verified to test the indications of reliability and validity, which, in turn, will ensure the validity and reliability of the answers regarding empowering Saudi Women.

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  • Feminist Movement
  • Saudi Women
  • Social Planning
  • Leadership
  • Women’s Exclusion
  • Women's Inclusion