Women are largely unemployed and underutilized here in Saudi Arabia. There are many restrictions placed on women working here: by society, by religion, by husbands and fathers, by culture. Traditionally the only positions women basically can hold are in education or in healthcare. However women are making small strides in the workforce. The two women on the left in this photo are actually working in a local mall’s family entertainment area. I was also surprised to see another woman actually working as a salesclerk in a small women’s clothing store in the same mall. These types of positions are almost always held by men here in the kingdom. On my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure, I wrote a post a while back about how I perceive women as being Saudi Arabia’s biggest wasted natural resource.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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