Policy of non-discrimination against women

Table of Contents

5.6.1 Does your university as a body have a policy of non-discrimination against women?. 1

Discrimination and Harassment. 1

Discrimination. 1

Harassment and bullying. 1

Bias-Related Harassment: 2

Stalking: 2

Retaliation. 2

Other Offenses. 2

Jurisdiction/Application. 3

Invitation to attend a seminar on awareness of violence against women from a legal perspective effects and risks  3

"No to Violence against Women" Campaign. 4

International Day Against Violence against Women. 5

The Department participates in the 16 Days Campaign to Combat Violence against Women. 7

A dialogue session entitled: (Saudi Women and the Sustainable Development Goals). 8

International Women's Day. 9

Women's rights and duties. 9


5.6.1 Does your university as a body have a policy of non-discrimination against women?

Discrimination and Harassment


Majmaah University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, services or in the educational programs or activities it operates. Harassment, ,whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. This includes harassing conduct affecting tangible job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual’s academic or work performance, or creating what a reasonable person would perceive is an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.




The Majmaah University adheres to all the Kingdom laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University prohibits discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of any protected class. Protected classes include: age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, or race. This policy covers discrimination in employment as well as in access to educational opportunities.

Discrimination is defined as adverse treatment of an individual based on that individual’s membership in one or more of the protected groups listed above. Therefore, any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, housing and/or social access, benefits, and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of the University policy on discrimination. All University employees shall report all suspected incidents of discrimination or harassment. When brought to the attention of the University, any such discrimination will be appropriately remedied by the University according to the procedures outlined in this policy.

Harassment and bullying


Harassment and bullying may include electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and which creates an objectively hostile environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:

a. Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property.

b. Has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health.

c. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s academic performance.

d. Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a college.

The University prohibits harassment against any employee, student, visitor, or guest on the basis of any class protected by University policy. This policy is not meant to inhibit or prohibit educational content or discussions inside or outside of the classroom that include germane but controversial or sensitive subject matters. The sections below describe the specific forms of prohibited harassment under University policy.

Bias-Related Harassment:

 This University prohibits any form of harassment on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class, by any member or group of the campus community, which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic environment. This environment may be created by verbal, written, graphic, threatening, and/or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to interfere with, limit, or deny the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits, or opportunities. Merely offensive conduct and/or harassment of a generic nature not on the basis of membership in a protected class may not result in a violation of this policy but may be addressed through education and/or other resolution methods.


Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that is unwelcome and would cause a reasonable person to feel fear or suffer substantial emotional distress. Examples include, but are not limited to:

a. sending multiple unwanted text messages, phone calls, or electronic communications

b. following, watching, photographing, or otherwise tracking an individual without his or her permission

c. sending unwelcome gifts, notes, or other items to another person



The University seeks to create an environment where its students and employees are free, without fear of reprisal, to use its procedures to determine if there has been a violation of their civil rights. Any act of retaliation will result in appropriate disciplinary action. Retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity because of their participation in that protected activity. Retaliation against an individual for alleging a violation of their civil rights, supporting a complainant, or for assisting in providing information relevant to a claim, is a serious violation of the University policy. Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately.

Other Offenses

 This University prohibits other offenses of a discriminatory, harassing, and/or retaliatory nature not included in the previous sections as follows:

a. Intimidation, defined as implied threats or acts that cause a reasonable fear of harm in another on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

b. Hazing, defined as acts likely to cause physical or psychological harm or social ostracism to any person within the University community when related to the admission, initiation, pledging, joining, or any other group-affiliation activity on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

c. Bullying, defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

d. Violation of any other University rule, when it is motivated by the actual or perceived membership of the victim in a protected class, may be pursued using this policy and process.




 This policy applies to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that take place on the University property or at university-sponsored events, regardless of their location. This policy may also apply to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that occur off-campus or to actions online when the University determines that the off-campus or online conduct could have an on-campus impact or impact on the educational mission of the University. Such impact includes:

a. any action that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by the Kingdom law;

b. any situation where it appears that the respondent may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of self or others;

c. any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property, or achievements of others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or

d. any situation that is detrimental to the educational interests of the University. The University’s response may be limited if the respondent was a guest or is not subject to the University’s jurisdiction.


Participation of female sections in university libraries in International Women's Day



The Deanship of Library Affairs, represented by the female sections in the libraries of the faculties of (Education in Majmaah - Education in Zulfi - Sciences and Humanities in Ghat - Sciences and Human Studies in Hotat Sudair - Sciences and Humanities in Ramah) participated in International Women's Day, which falls on 8/3/2019 in the presence of a number of faculty members, employees and students, and because of the important role of women in our society, this day comes in appreciation of their efforts and status and to enhance their key role in the development and advancement of nations as they represent half of society.


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Invitation to attend a seminar on awareness of violence against women from a legal perspective effects and risks


جامعة المجمعة

Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Majmaah University, Prof. Dr. Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Mizil The University Vice Presidency for Female Student Affairs holds a seminar within the campaign to activate (16) days of violence against women entitled: Awareness of violence against women from a legal perspective, effects and risks, on Monday 9/5/1443 AH at 10 am remotely, and the Vice Presidency has the honor to invite all university employees to attend the seminar, where the guest of the symposium will be His Excellency Dr. Faris bin Saleh Al-Faris
, Head of the Law Department at the College of Business Administration and Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Student Affairs.


"No to Violence against Women" Campaign




Violence against women, which is a global phenomenon, transcends cultures, classes, level of education, income, race and age, is one of the largest and most serious violations of human rights committed against women, because it cancels their right to equality, dignity and a sense of self-worth, so he established the Guidance and Counseling Unit at the College of Sciences and Human Studies in Ghat - Female Section - on Tuesday: 17/2/1436 AH, and under the auspices of the Vice Dean of the College, Professor: Jamila Al-Harbi, a campaign on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women under the slogan "No to violence against women" The campaign was opened by the Vice Dean of the College by introducing the International Day of Violence against Women and the role of the College towards it, followed by the definition of the Guidance and Counseling Unit, its tasks, duties and objectives delivered by the supervisor of the unit: Dr. Shadia Daoud This included an interactive presentation on domestic violence and also included a theatrical work entitled "Hopes and Pains" followed by a poem entitled "I am injustice" prepared and written by the professor: Manal Al-Fawzan, and a partnership was made with the Medical Services Unit to explain the medical talk about the effects of abuse due to violence against women, and in the end, the executive regulations of the protection system from abuse were presented to all students and brochures on violence were distributed. The Dean of the College, Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Shafi, thanked the organizers and participants in the campaign for these distinguished efforts, and this campaign comes within a series of programs and events organized by the College.

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International Day Against Violence against Women


The College of Education in Zulfi (additional building) held on Thursday 23/4/1436 AH a seminar entitled

(International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)

With the participation of Dr. Khawater Moussa, Dr. Sarah Mubarak, Dr. Tahani Al-Qassim, in the presence of a number of faculty members, administrators, employees and students.

Dr. Khawater Moussa spoke about Islam's view of women, honoring them and preserving their rights. Then Dr. Sarah Mubarak talked about the definition of violence against women and what are the patterns of violence and forms of violence within the framework of the family relationship and how sociology divided violence, and that psychological violence is considered the most dangerous type and researchers mention that it is self-destructive. Dr. Tahani Al-Qassim also gave a speech about the protection system against abuse and knew what abuse is and what this system aims at, and this was determined in several axes, including:

Providing assistance and treatments, working to provide care and protection and ensuring protection from abuse of all kinds.






The Department participates in the 16 Days Campaign to Combat Violence against Women


جامعة المجمعة

The General Administration of Facilities and Housing participated on Sunday, 8/5/1443 AH in the campaign to confront violence against women, which is held under the slogan (16 days to combat violence against women) and this program aims to raise awareness and fight this phenomenon around the world and commitment to women's rights guaranteed by Sharia and the system on all forms of violence practiced against them in various parts of the world, and within the activities of the program were distributed leaflets, leaflets and sweets as well and activate screens by publishing appropriate phrases for the campaign, and the The Director of Women's Departments in the Department, accompanied by a number of female employees, met with the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Jawaher Al-Omar, to present and review the participation of the Department.

The Director General of Facilities and Housing also thanked Her Excellency the Vice-Rector of the University, Dr. Jawaher Al-Omar, for receiving the colleagues and her continuous support, and thanks extend to all participants in the campaign, and a full report was prepared on the participation of the administration supported by pictures.

جامعة المجمعة


A dialogue session entitled: (Saudi Women and the Sustainable Development Goals)


جامعة المجمعة


International Women's Day



Women's rights and duties



Within the activities of the training unit, the unit organized an event entitled :(Women's Rights and Duties)

Activity Summary:

The course began with the definition of women's rights, then the definition of the status of women in other societies (Greece, Romans, India, Jews, Christians, then the status of women in the pre-Islamic era, and Islam), then the definition of women's rights: their right to education, their right to participate in life, their right to choose a husband, their right to dowry, then their right to spend on them, and then their rights if divorce occurs.

As for her duties, we talked about the fact that a woman – in general – must do what a man should do, except for what concerns the man, so she must pay the legitimate costs.

Activity Objectives:

Knowledge of women's rights and duties.

Identify the status of women in other nations.

Identify the status of women in Islam.

Learn about women's rights.

Recognize the duties of women.


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