Saudi Arabia's 'women's empowerment summit' is nothing but an empty PR stunt

The B20 Summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, with an agenda focused on empowering women, has sparked intense criticism from human rights organisations and activists who rightly point out that many Saudi women activists remain in prison for demanding gender equality.The summit occurs in the wake of the kingdom’s ongoing and aggressive PR campaign touting its so-called commitment to women’s empowerment and elevating Saudi women’s increased opportunities in education and the workforce. Spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the government’s efforts to create a positive image of the …

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