Princess Adila bint Abdulla Al Saud

Country

Saudi Arabia

Known for

Vice Chair of the National Family Safety Program

Dates

Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)

Princess Adila bint Abdulla Al Saud

Biography

Highly-motivated and very determined, Princess Adila has taken a vocal stance on many issues relating to women and children in Saudi Arabia. Adila serves as the vice chair on the National Family Safety Program. In 2009 she spoke about the country’s progress in recognizing and ending domestic violence in Saudi Arabia. “The biggest achievement” of the past year, the princess said, had been the increased coordination of all government ministries “to stop the phenomenon of family violence. Now we have partners in all sectors and that is an achievement.” Adila has spoken out in favor of introducing sports at girls schools. She has been active with the Gulf Business Women's Committee. Additionally, she has intervened in cases of disowned girls.

Sources

<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/saudi-arabia/090519/saudi-princess-speaks-out-abuse">Arab News: Saudi princess speaks out on abuse: A strong voice is being heard on the issue of domestic violence, and it's not only female but royal</a> <a href="http://arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=123548&d=12&m=6&y=2009&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom">Arab News: Girls need athletics, says Princess Adela</a>