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Friday, December 14, 2018
Fawzia Zainal elected first woman Speaker of Bahraini parliament
Bahrain’s parliament made history on Wednesday when it elected MP Fawzia Zainal as its first female Speaker of the Council of Representatives. Zainal, who won 25 votes from the 40-member lower house chamber, became the second woman to head a...
Monday, December 03, 2018
Record number of Bahraini women elected to parliament
A record number of women have been elected in Bahrain's elections in what officials say is an historic achievement that has broken the glass ceiling of representation in the country's parliament. By the election's second and final round of voting on...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Record number of women contest in Bahrain’s local elections
Bahrain will field a record number of women candidates in the upcoming parliamentary and municipality elections to be held on November 24, although two of the three incumbent female MPs have decided to opt out of this year’s race. While two women...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration is Helping Women to Access the Labor Market
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) Director-General Raed Mohammed Bin Shams recently announced endeavors to help Bahraini women develop tools to grow into positions of leadership, a strategy that falls in line with the goals of the...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
30 trained to contest elections
THIRTY Bahraini women are being trained to contest the upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections. The four-phase programme, organised by the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), focuses on skills training, political empowerment of women, knowledge...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nine women to fight election, Bahrain
Nine Bahraini women have confirmed their candidacy for the upcoming parliament and municipal council elections. However, they said they will reveal their election campaigns closer to the polls, which are expected to take place in November. Six women...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bahrainis encouraged to take active part in parliamentary elections
The new constitution allowed women to run as candidates in the parliament and municipal elections. While no woman won a seat in 2002, Lateefa A Gaood in 2006 made Bahrain and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) history when she became the first GCC...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation
The attached report was submitted by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to the CEDAW (Convention for the Eliminatin of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, ...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Family Law in Bahrain
This report from Bahrain Center for Human Rights covers the state of family law and its implications for women in Bahrain.   The report includes insight into the following areas: - Overview of Family Law in Bahrain - Divorce Rights, Guardianship and...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Course: Gender and Revolutions: Rethinking the “Women Question” in the Modern Middle East
Female reformers and revolutionaries were at the forefront of many of the Middle East’s historic sociopolitical movements. These women, members of diverse classes, religious persuasions, and ethnic communities, played key roles in toppling dictators...
Monday, August 19, 2013
More women gearing up for poll challenge, Bahrain
The study, A View of Bahraini Women's Political Stance, was made by Bahraini Nooh Khalifa, who is a renowned author and media expert. A total of 300 Bahraini women from different political backgrounds and age groups were surveyed. It was completed...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Lifting the Veil With Souad Mekhennet: Bahrain’s Iron Lady
Sameera Rajab is everything in person that you wouldn’t expect from an official government spokesperson in a Gulf country: she’s a woman, a mother of three girls, a Shiite, and the first cousin of Nabeel Rajab, one of the main opposition leaders...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Behind the dismal representation of women, Bahrain
  BAHRAINI women are the most empowered women in the Middle East, according to a study by Mastercard. The research last year covered education, employment opportunities and involvement in government. Women accounted for 15 per cent of Bahrain...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Middle East Gender Parity Group Launched at Forum
Fifty influential female and male leaders have formed a Middle East Gender Parity Group to tackle discrimination and close the gap between the sexes. Launched at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East in Sharm El Sheikh, the Forum’s Middle East...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Special Quota Plea for Women
A special quota is needed to guarantee women's participation in municipal council and parliaments across the Arab world, a leading Bahraini lawyer said yesterday. Former United Nations (UN) General Assembly president Shaikha Haya bint Rashid...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Bahrain’s women work to win more parliamentary seats
Just eight women ran in Bahrain’s first general election in 2002, and only one woman managed to secure a seat in the country’s fledgling parliament in 2006 after running unopposed. Dr. May al Otaibi, who works with the Bahrain’s Supreme...