Under Saudi Arabia's G20 presidency, Hala Al-Tuwaijri is the head of the Women’s Empowerment Team at G20 Riyadh and the secretary-general of the Saudi Family Affairs Council- a post she filled since 2017. Despite the challenges of an impending coronavirus pandemic, Hala Al-Tuwaijri continues to make positive impact on Saudi families.
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“The Saudi family is mostly intact and holding up well in most areas, but it is greatly affected by the social and economic changes in the Kingdom.There are a lot of changes that directly affect the family, such as the increase in job opportunities for both sexes, urban sprawl, and migrating from rural areas to cities. But under the current situation, health, social, and economic challenges that were brought up alongside COVID-19 were especially taxing on the Saudi family. We are very keen to unify all efforts to spread awareness and are activating initiatives that help families overcome this crisis,” Al-Tuwaijri told Arab News.
The leading Saudi lady took her academic journey at King Saudi University: after getting a bachelor's and a masters in English literature, Al-Tuwairji joined KSU's staff as a lecturer and earned a Ph.D in American literature/drama in 2011.
Currently, she is currently an assistant professor of English literature at the university where she teaches modern English literature and literary criticism.
According to Arab News, Al-Tuwaijri was appointed as the vice chair of the department of English language and literature in 2012 and was the vice dean of KSU’s College of Arts from 2013 to 2015.