Alwaleed Philanthropies, Human Rights Commission cooperate to protect human rights


Alliance magazine


Alwaleed Philanthropies have joined the Saudi Human Rights Commission to sign a memorandum of cooperation that will aim to strength the protection of human rights for women and youth in Saudi Arabia.

The agreement was signed earlier this week by His Excellency Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, President of the HRC, and Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia bint Majed Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies and Member of the Alwaleed Philanthropies’ Board of Trustees.

Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad (right) and Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia bint Majed Al Saud (left) sign the memorandum of cooperation.

As part of the partnership, HRC will support Alwaleed Philanthropies’ Waeya Legal Initiative which trains female lawyers and supports women in promoting legal awareness. The initiative aims to contribute to building the infrastructure that recognizes legal rights and improving the quality of life for women across Saudi Arabia.

‘We must continue to advocate for the protection of human rights across all of our communities,’ said HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed Saud Al Saud. ‘At Alwaleed Philanthropies we believe that empowerment and education is vital to creating a more equal and tolerant world. We are pleased to collaborate with the Human Rights Commission, who share our vision of supporting women and youth and safeguarding the rights of each and every person.’

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