Feb 27, 2018

Saudi reforms: Woman appointed to senior government post in rare move

Mohammad bin Salman.

Mohammad bin Salman. Photo: Jonathan Ernst - Pool/Getty Images

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appointed a woman to a high-level government position on Monday, Reuters reports, an exceptionally rare move in the kingdom. Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah was designated as deputy labor minister, per Reuters.

Why it matters: This follows a string of reforms in the Kingdom, in which women are now allowed to drive and were able to attend a soccer game earlier this year.

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