Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP
Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP

Saudi appoints 10 women in senior religious roles in rare show of female empowerment

  • The women were appointed in the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina across various departments
  • The recruitment drive was aimed at ‘empowering Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities’

Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP
Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE