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10 voices for change in Saudi Arabia

4. Dr. Maha Almuneef

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Pediatrician, executive director of the National Family Safety Program, and one of 12 women appointed as consultants to the Shura Council*

"A lot of women activists are against us as consultants. They said, 'You are there just to improve the picture of Saudi Arabia in the West; you are not very active in this.' They were right…. However, I do believe that we as consultants were really treated as full members, and we were really taken seriously."

*The Shura Council is comprised of 150 appointed members, all of whom are male, together with a dozen female "consultants."

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