The workshops were carried out by SCTA and the CPVPV
in Makkah, Madina, Riyadh and the Eastern Province from 11 to 23 June, in conjunction with the launch of the events of 2013 Summer Activities.
During the meeting, the CPVPV
President appreciated the great efforts exerted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Crown Prince to achieve the good and prosperity of the Kingdom and its citizens, noting the keenness of the Minister of Culture and information on the service of programs that aim at the social benefit.
Turki Al Shelayel, spokesman of the CPVPV
Riyadh branch, told reporters that the group does not belonging to his department.
He also mentioned that the Center was created to work against Saudi women, saying according to identical tales: "This Center is working against my wife and your wife, against my sister and your sister, against my daughter and your daughter." He also attacked the director of the CPVPV
in the Holy city of Mecca, Sheikh Ahmad al-Ghamdi, and the wife of the minister of labor, Mrs.
"On December 29, the Saudi Gazette reported that the Medina Governorate mayor and the CPVPV
officially banned the use of gravestones, a Shia practice to commemorate individuals.
is a semiautonomous agency with the authority to monitor social behavior and enforce morality consistent with the Government's interpretation of Islam primarily, but not exclusively, within the public realm.
Thus, we shall achieve our aims." The accountability act he referred to is a law which establishes the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV
Riyadh, Rabi'I 23, 1433, Feb 15, 2012, SPA - The Chairman of Commission of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV
That may be what rights for women in Saudi Arabia feel like and especially with the latest edict by the Commission for the Protection of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV
Riyadh Shaikh Ahmad Al Gamdi, head of the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV
) branch in the holy city of Makkah, said women should not be required to cover their faces and they can drive cars.
Significanlty, in order to promote local tourism SCTA has come together with the commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV
) to strengthen ethical part and work for the rapid development of the tourism sector by jointly working on ways to enhance cooperation and integrating efforts in the tourism events and festivals across the Kingdom and has signed agreements with several public funds such as the Saudi Credit and Saving Bank, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, Agricultural Development Fund, Centennial Fund and the Human Resource Development Fund to finance the tourism medium and small enterprises.
The members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV
) have been told that arrest of women driving cars is within the powers and jurisdiction of the security authorities and while CPVPV
applies the rules of the state, it cannot go beyond them, Gulf News reports.