Hala Al-Tuwaijri is the first woman to lead the Human Rights Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
She is the most well-known human rights advocate in the country. She demonstrates interest in and a strong desire to advance women’s issues.
Hala Al-Tuwaijri’s Upbringing and Education
The birth year of Dr. Hala Al-Tuwaijri is 1974. Her degrees in English literature from King Saud University include a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree. Upon obtaining her master’s degree from the same university, she began working as a teaching assistant.
Al-Tuwaijri became the Vice Dean of the English Language and Literature Department at King Saud University’s College of Arts. She served in a variety of capacities, chief among them being President of the Saudi Women’s Affairs Council and Secretary General of Family Affairs in Saudi Arabia. Hala Al-Tuwaijri additionally represents the position of women in the UN to support women.
Hala Al-Tuwaijri’s Achievements
- Al-Tuwaijri has held the positions of Secretary-General of the Family Affairs Council since July 2017, Leader of the G20 “Women’s Empowerment” team, and Administrative Advisor in the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, where she has ranked fifteenth since April 2021.
- She served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Princess Noura Award for Women’s Excellence and the Advisory Council for the Cultural Program of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Heritage
- She served on the Women’s Committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Arab Labour Organization’s Women’s Action Committee.
Al-Tuwaijri was awarded “the Order of King Abdulaziz in the second class” in 2021 in acknowledgment of her achievements.