Journal of Social Sciences

Feminist Movement Obstacles in Saudi Arabia

Sarah Saleh Al khamshi and Shorook Abud-AlAziz Al Khielfe

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2017.95.101

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 2

Pages 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.


© 2017 Sarah Saleh Al khamshi and Shorook Abud-AlAziz Al Khielfe. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.