Embassy of Portugal in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chaillot Prize 2017

In celebration of Human Rights Day,the European Union Delegation in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has awarded the Chaillot Prize for the Promotion of Human Rights in the GCC Region to Glowork, a local NGO that seeks to help Saudi women to enter the work force.

Since its foundation, just 6 years ago, Glowork has already helped tens of thousands of young Saudi women to find employment. Contributing for their financial independence and to female empowerment. All this in a country that until recently had an almost nonexistent female labor force. But changes have been occurring and even one of the “Vision 2030” goals is a huge increase of the female participation in the labor market.

The Prize was handed out on December 11th by the Ambassador and Head of Delegation Michele Cervone D'urso to Founder and CEO of Glowork Khalid AlKhudair. At a ceremony that took place at the Delegation’s Headquarters. 

Original story on the European Union Delegation's Website and Twitter

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Ambassador Michele Cervone D'urso delivering the Chaillot Prize to the Founder and CEO of Glowork Khalid AlKhudair.

Photograph courtesy of Timo van Zagten

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