Saudi female soldiers drew attention during the evacuations from Sudan to Saudi Arabia, by following up or helping elderly women or receiving and embracing children, which accompanies the performance of their military field work.
In this context, recruit Rawan Al-Dahman spoke to Al-Arabiya.net, saying: “There is no doubt that the honor of joining the Ministry of Defense is the fruit of empowerment and the vision drawn for us by our wise leadership, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and his trustworthy Crown Prince, Prince Muhammad.” bin Salman, and with the follow-up and guidance of Prince Khalid bin Salman, Minister of Defense, and all of this is based on their belief in the importance of women and their confidence in their ability to contribute to achieving the vision and goals of the ministry.
She added, “With regard to the nature of our work, it aims to achieve security and safety, training, rehabilitation and development in air bases in several fields, the most important of which are: the information technology field, the air police field, security and protection, the legal field, the administrative field, and others.”
responding to the call of the homeland
And she went on to describe the experience of receiving the evacuees from Sudan, saying: “It was a wonderful experience, and we did it in response to the call of the homeland and in implementation of the directives of the generous leadership, as we quickly evacuated citizens and nationals of brotherly and friendly countries from Sudan to Saudi Arabia, and provided them with the necessary care and all services. This is a position that stems from the teachings of our true religion, and what we have learned in this benevolent country of giving for good, helping and providing relief to the needy, whoever it may be, and it is an approach that our leadership has persisted in over the ages.
Regarding the importance of the presence of women in these positions, Rawan said: “Women are half of society and a key partner in building the family and the nation, and our participation with our fellow officers and members of the Air Force and other branches of the armed forces reflects this importance and the roles they play, all in order to preserve the capabilities and gains.” This dear country.
Serving the elderly who were evacuated from Sudan
The young woman revealed that she is fluent in the Urdu language, and added: “My passion for learning languages, especially Urdu, prompted me to grow and develop my abilities in learning this language, by taking special courses according to which I obtained certificates in the Urdu language, and became fluent in it in speaking and writing. The gains of this language became evident when We receive the nationals of the Urdu-speaking countries, as my mastery of this language enabled me to communicate with them and provide them with the necessary care.”
When asked about the prevalence of images of Saudi female soldiers and their humane treatment of nationals on television screens and international news agencies, she replied: “Our participation is a source of pride and honor for us, and it is basically a precious national mission, which came in response to the call of the homeland, and an embodiment of the position of women and the prestige they enjoyed, whether in the military field.” Or the humane, for the woman is the nurturing mother, the caring sister, and the virtuous wife, and this is the religion of the Saudi Muslim woman in every time and place, praise be to God.