Kingdom’s efforts to empower women lauded by EU parliamentary committee

Kingdom’s efforts to empower women lauded by EU parliamentary committee

A Supreme Council for Women (SCW) delegation led by Secretary-General Hala Al Ansari held a meeting with the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

The two sides discussed the role of elected parliamentary committees in charge of following up women’s rights and equal opportunities to ensure their integration in policies and national legislations.

The SCW delegation highlighted the role of the legislative branch of government in Bahrain in promoting gender balance and using parliamentary tools to ensure equal opportunities. The delegation underlined the national model for integrating women’s needs in development policies, outlining the progress achieved so far to bridge the pay gap and support women’s participation in the national economy.

Ms. Al Ansari stressed many initiatives implemented in the Kingdom to empower women including the introduction of Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment. She said both the government and the legislature initiated many welfare programmes and schemes for women with an aim to provide equal opportunities and gender equality in all sectors.




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