A Role and Contributions of Women in the Sultanate of Oman

Srilekha Goveas, Neelufer Aslam


Over the last 4 decades, when His majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said began the process of Renaissance in
Sultanate of Oman, Women are encouraged to work shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. This
paper presents an overview of the various factors that have encouraged the Omani women to pursue their careers,
like support of women from the Islam religion and the Holy Quran, the wise leadership of His Majesty under
which thrust has been given to education and Omanization, setting up of Women's Association and favorable
labor laws etc. It highlights the roles and contributions of Omani women in the Sultanate where Omani women
today are found in responsible positions like Ministerial post, health, Education, banks and other leading sectors.
It also analyses the obstacles hindering their progress and suggests recommendation for facilitating the Omani
women to participate in all aspects for their nation's growth.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v6n3p232

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