With more and more women in Saudi Arabia joining the workforce, the Kingdom introduced Wusool, a female-only transport system that helps over 60,000 Saudi women get to and from work.
What’s so great about this system is that it reduces the cost of transport for Saudi women who work in the private sector by providing subsidized travel via the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), for a safe commute through partnerships with taxi companies via licensed apps.
By providing women with a safe and secure daily commute to work, KSA forsees an increasing number of women joining the workforce.
Wusool, a female transportation program, has benefitted over 60,000 Saudi female employees. The program increases female participation in the labor force by easing their daily commute, lowering its costs with subsidies and through partnering with taxi companies. pic.twitter.com/lDzh1v0Mzu— About Her (@AboutHerOFCL) February 20, 2020
The HRDF has recently taken strides to ensure that the largest number of applicants in the Kingdom benefit from the transportation program to show support for women working in Saudi’s private sector. The system requires women to enroll themselves in the program, and the employee “should be registered for less than 36 months under the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) and her monthly salary should not exceed SR8,000 ($2,132).”
Benefits also include financial support backed by the HRDF, which covers 80% of the cost of a daily commute, with a fixed amount of SR800 per month.
Women working in the private sector can register for the Wusool program here.