Saudi officials meet with UN women’s rights envoy

February 6, 2008

Several Saudi officials met today with Yakin Ertürk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, who is currently on a visit to the Kingdom.

Ms. Ertürk met with Minister of Culture and Information Iyad Madani to discuss issues related to religious, cultural and social rights of Muslim women in Saudi Arabia.

She also met separately with Chairman of the Shura (Consultative) Council Dr. Saleh bin Homaid to discuss issues of mutual interest.